All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

by Kathy Hoopmann


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All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS.

Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life familiar characteristics such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.

Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS.

This engaging book is an ideal, gentle introduction to the world of AS.

'There is a great deal of truth in humour. If you have only just begun to discover why someone with Asperger's syndrome is different, this book will inform and entertain you. The descriptions provide an accurate balance between the qualities and difficulties associated with Asperger's syndrome, while the photographs will make the journey of discovery enjoyable and remarkable.'
- Tony Attwood, author of Asperger's Syndrome and The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843104810
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2006
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 134,416
Product dimensions: 8.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 7 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kathy Hoopmann is an Australian author with a background in primary school teaching. After many years of working with children with Asperger Syndrome, she has a wonderful insight into the mindset of Aspies. Her sensitivity to their strengths and weaknesses, and her ability to encapsulate these within her literature, has made her a household name within the Asperger community. She is the author of fifteen books for children and teenagers. Her best known work, All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, Haze, Lisa and the Lacemaker, Of Mice and Aliens and Blue Bottle Mystery, are all published by JKP. To find out more about Kathy and her writing visit

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All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a 15-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome and this book is very outstanding. It's a book that's not just for adults to understand about children with Asperger's Syndrome, but it's also a book for kids with Asperger's Syndrome that they can relate to and understand why they are so different from other people. I loved this book. I think it would be nice if other people read this book so they can understand about Asperger's Syndrome
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to share with my 8 year old son's class. (My son was not present when it was read.) I wanted them to have a better understanding of why Noah is Noah and that the behavoirs and personality he has are because of Asperger's Syndrome. They were instantly interested in learning about Asperger's Syndrome. The book has great pictures that went perfectly with the captions on the page. There were sooo many pictures that reminded the children and especially myself, of Noah and positions he may take during the day. The children asked many questions and have responded well, especially in trying to include Noah more in playing and encouraging him to join in with them. A great, great book to help children without AS to understand those that do....A wonderful way to look at the Asperger child through pictures of cats with captions.....
petecrn More than 1 year ago
I am not going to fall into some arcane blather about how it hits on all the varied and confounding presentations of Aspergers, rather, I will just say: "GREAT!" A book that will give persons working or living with children and others with this disorder a quick yet clear insight into this, well, way of life. Confounding on both sides this little picture book goes a long way in giving all parties an understanding that will go far in promoting simple interaction while helping dissolve preconceptions and misinterpretations. Many of the modern attempts to understand the autism spectrum have begun to present the idea that we all have a bit of these qualities to one extent or other. If you do not see reflected a bit of self I would suggest a deeper look and not a pat of self congratulations on great solidity with purported normality.(I Go off to repetitive tasks with a broad smile)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book uses pictures of cats, straightfoward language, and wonderful humor to explain some of the quirky aspects of being a child with Asperger's Syndrome. It helped my daughter tremendously as we started to teach her about her diagnosis while still emphasizing her strengths and talents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is 13,has Asperger Syndrome and loves cats. He really was able to identify with this book. I also think it would be great for relatives of people with Aspergers so they can understand.
Placebogirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is designed to educate about asperger syndrome, but is actually a pretty cute and funny book about cats too.
SmithSJ01 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A superb little book. I actually bought it for a friend for her birthday, we both work with children who have Aspergers and also is a cat lover - so it was spot on for a gift. I've got to admit having a sneaky read though before wrapping it up (but I did tell her!). It's so informative and entertaining all at the same time. It would serve a purpose to share with parents who have just received a diagnosis or who have their suspicions. Therefore it is great to share with children as well - the pictures of the kittens actually tell the story more than the text does. The information is accurate yet presented in a non-threatening way. Excellent for those who are experiencing this form of special needs, are wanting to find out all about it or who work in this field. That brings me to the pictures. They are high quality glossy images that are simply adorable but when linked with the text accentuates what is being passed on.
Lovez2read on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and cute way to explain someof the characteristics of Aspergers Syndrome. The adorable pictures of kitties and the cute prose in this book kept me giggling until the end.
peelprovince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the most extraordinary book; it simplifies the complex condition of aspergers in a unique way. The eyes of a cat portray it beautifully.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I normally dispise cutesy books like this and I am not really a cat person. But I saw this and started flipping through it, nodding my head-almost crying in the Barnes and Nobles. It's such a well-written, simple book that is very heartwarming, charming, and funny. It makes finding more things to love about my son so much more fun! I've given this book as a gift to several family members to explain AS to them in a way that reminds them that there are wonderful things about my son, many of them can even be attributed to his AS. It's very positive. I also recommend this one to teachers of inclusion classes who will have a child with an ASD in their classroom, to help them and their students know what to expect in their new classmate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our son was just recently diagnosed with Asperger's. This book was purchased by my mother for us and it was an exceptional purchase! It brought tears to our eyes, because the obvious of it being so relevant and personal, but also it is loving and playful in it's accurate approach of being informative. We are purchasing a copy for our family member's families for Christmas, to be given to them from our son. We highly recommend this book, because it's basic and straight-forward, but gentle in helping others to understand these amazing people!:)
LenaKendricks More than 1 year ago
The book describes the symptoms and behaviors of an Asperger Syndrome child using cats. I bought this book for a friend whose son has Asperger. She shared it with him and he enjoyed seeing that someone understood his feelings. I would highly recommend this book.
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***** An awesome book for children (and adults) of all ages. I bought the copy as a gift to my God child who does have aspergers. I shared it first with her grandmother and asked her to write on each page how the book related to the child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my son who loves cats and has mild Asperger Syndrome. He appreciated the comparisons and got a pretty big laugh out of them!
dgtwight More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to help family and friends understand Asperger's Syndrome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my sister to help her explain all about autism and aspergers to her students during autism awareness month. I decided to read it before giving it to her. I then decided to buy a copy of it for myself. I believe this book will help me to explain to my son all about himself to him. I also belive that it will help his cousins to understand more about my son.
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Mom_to_Gabe More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful for teaching siblings, classmates, Aunts, and grandparents how our son is not so very different as he sometimes seems. My mom went out and bought one for herself to help her explain her grandson to others. Our son really liked it, too, and commented on several cats that were "just like me".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The metaphor is very cute, but almost unnecessary, as important lessons sre taught and developed, in amanner that is both understandable and memorable. Well done, and worth referring to!
aspiemom10001 More than 1 year ago
Best novice explanation of Aspergers I have ever found. Great for friends, relatives and Teachers
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book says it all so well. It is excellent for children who have Asperger to help them understand themselves. And strongly recommended for teachers with a special child in their classroom; should be shared with the classmates. This is the third copy I've purchased and shared.