The picture book all cats have asperger syndrome by Kathy Hooperman is a highly recommended read/look if you know and love someone with Asperger Syndrome (AS).
I absolutely love this book!
Gorgeous and hilarious photos of cats and kittens are matched with descriptions of Asperger Syndrome in a touching and humorous manner, highlighting the unique qualities and potential of people with AS.
People with Asperger Syndrome are different, not defective, and this book emphasises their distinctive attributes.
The book is terrific for explaining AS to children, including siblings in a gentle, entertaining manner.
I would also recommend it as an educational tool for relatives and friends who may not have time to read copious technical material on autism spectrum disorder.
I have myself read this book to young primary school children as an awareness raising exercise – they laughed their heads off at the pictures (and I hope they learned something as well – haha).
ps. Cathy Hooperman has another picture book All dogs have ADHD which is just as good (I’m sure we all know someone with ADHD 😉 ).
27 thoughts on “all cats have asperger syndrome”
I keep forgetting I have a dog gravatar – bwhahaha – it looks funny, a dog talking about cats and aspergers 🙂
Maybe there’s a cat in there just dying to get out 😉
Bwahahaha – ‘I always felt like a cat on the inside, but no-one understood – they just saw the dog exterior and judged me on that – meiow’ 😉
What a great idea! Cathy Hooperman must have been inspired!
Haha – anyone who knows about cats and knows someone with asperger syndrome, will quickly acknowledge the connection in behaviour (same with dogs and ADHD)! Thanks adeeyoyo 🙂
sounds excellent, great idea.
Crafty Green poet
Thanks Juliet 🙂
This is one of my favourite books. It is said so concisely & with much affection.
Yes and such cute pictures Jane 🙂
I’ve always said that all you have to do is compare a cat to a dog to realize a cat has Asperger’s. That dogs have ADHD never occurred to me. I just thought of them as two-year-olds, but it’s true.
well, they are like 2yo’s as well squirrel 🙂
yes, ha ha, brilliant creatures often do!
Haha – too true tipota (and you would know having more cats than most) 🙂 Cats are wonderful creatures (I would have one if I didn’t have the dogs).
Both of these books are absolutely brilliant! I use them in schools often.
Good to see Graham 🙂 I was going to say, all good school libraries should have copies.
Hamsters and silky chooks, too!
Well Pompadour is more leaning to the ADHD side of things (and hamsters – well you are a better judge than me Aletha 🙂 )
I love your new gravatar, the philosophical look in the eyes! So good.
I will look for these books.
I’m sure you would love the books Benedicte – anyone would (such lovely pictures) – that is Jazz in the gravatar, after she has had a very short hair cut.
Some people have such amazing ideas and are so creative and inspiring. What an impressive book. I’m sure it has helped countless people. I hope she doesn’t stop the series there. I am hanging out for ‘All Goldfish have A Superiority Complex.’ 😆
Hahahaha – the list could go on Selma 🙂
Directed here by adeeyoyo – I really must look out for those.
Cats also permanently have the perversity of the Terrible Twos in kids.
Nice to see a new (furry) face 🙂 thanks for stopping by colonialist (and thanks adeeyoyo).
Oh I will have to get my hands on this book. I have a dear friend who works with children with special needs and this will be great for her personally and professionally. It looks awesome!
It is awesome – I’m sure your friend will appreciate it Lucent Imagery 🙂 thanks for stopping by
Where can I purchase this book