For my book review this weekend, I shall be extending the feline theme on my blog by looking at a book called All cats have asperger syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann. Though the book has been around for a number of years, it is still worthwhile mentioning this book as it is a useful resource for families and those starting out on the aspergers journey.
Through the use of coloured cat photography and brief descriptions, the book introduces the main characteristics of aspergers syndrome in a humourous and informative fashion. The language used is neither scientific or complex but straightforward and accessible to both young and old with particular appeal to those families dealing with a new diagnosis. However, it is worth pointing out that if you are looking for a detailed or theoretical explanation of aspergers syndrome then this is not the book for you. Nevertheless the book does raise issues such as heightened senses, social difficulties and ritualistic tendencies in such a way that the book is an ideal aid in explaining aspergers to a child whether at home or at school. And even after diagnosis, this book continues to delight and remind us all of the uniqueness of aspergers syndrome. A heart warming read. .