All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome – Kathy Hoopman

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  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (October 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843104814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843104810

EXCERPT from Life With Asperger’s:
Read it through cover to cover and it’s a completely different experience. Each page introduces a new concept or puts a different spin on an old one. It’s just a line or two of text of text and a picture of a cat – so it’s not detailed in any way but somehow between the line and the picture, you really end up thinking about what is being said.

The book is very linear though and each page builds on the others which precede it (you shouldn’t start reading from the middle). By the end of the book, you have a firm grasp of the outward signs of aspergers and at least a general idea of what it feels like to have it.
You will probably have picked up a few good parenting tips along the way too.
Rationale for Inclusion:
Most young readers will have already encountered someone with autism or Asperger’s (maybe themselves), yet may need more information to understand. By using cats, the author effectively demonstrates that Asperger’s is nothing to fear. This is a great resource for any teacher or parent.
Hear this book read aloud.

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