Thursday, May 14, 2009
69 - All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome; Kathy Hoopmann
Okay, I did not know what to make of this book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome when I saw it on the table at a recent book sale, but cat lover that I am, how could I pass it up for 50 cents?
The book is just 65 pages, but not only does the book have great photos of kittens on every page but there is something to be learned by each photo and how the various cat photos relates to Asperger's Syndrome. The book begins by showing a sleeping kitty and telling how the first signs of Aspergers are usually picked up very young.
The photographs go on to show how an Asperger child looks at the world in a unique way. Another photo shows a kitty alone, and states that although "he likes to be near those he loves, he doesn't want them to hold him, preferring squishy places to a hug". Another photo demonstrates a scared kitty and states , "An Asperger child often has exceptionally good hearing, and loud sounds and sudden movements may scare him".
All in all this book is pretty amazing in the way it explains Aspergers in simple terms, and using large letters to explain each kitten photo in terms of children with Aspergers. By using these adorable photos to explain how cats can be very quirky, aloof and creatures of routine, and that their behaviors, at times, can be somewhat similar to children with Aspergers.
This book would be a good teaching resource for siblings, therapists and teachers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
RATING - 5/5 - COMPLETED - 5/14/09
WHERE FROM: My Stacks