All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome
'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.
I have Aspergers and so do my cats
I am 24 years old and I have AS. My mum bought this book for me as I have an affinity with our 5 cats who my mum shows and breeds. The book describes my world perfectly and it made me smile but made my mum laugh and cry. The pictures are nice because they are of cats but it is the words which mean so much.
This book was easy for me to understand and it also helped me to see that there are other people in the world who know what it is like to have AS. My friends are our cats and until they came, I was very lonely and played on my computer all the time.
Our cats love me and I love them. This book is definitely worth buying if you come across Aspergers syndrome. People are very intolerant of me with my AS but this book will stop them being intolerant and help them to understand what its like - just like cats. Love from Adrian aged 24.
What a lovely, lovely book!
My Son aged 8 has just been diagnosed as having Aspergers Syndrome.
We are just at the stage of explaining to him what Aspergers is and how it affects him, we are trying to do this as sensitively as possible and without worrying him.
I bought this book yesterday as I had gone looking for (yet) more books to help explain and this one stood out as being a bit different, we have two cats ourselves and so I thought this would appeal to my son, as he loves the cats to bits and loves reading about cats.
All I can say is what a wonderful book! As a parent it brought a tear to my eye, but also made me laugh too at recognising some of the things that my son does.
It explains very simply the basics of Aspergers through the actions of cats and kittens with wonderful (and very cute) photos and humorous quotes. It describes factually and sometimes poignantly how it affects the Aspergers child.
I sat down with him last night, and we read it together, and we laughed at some of the similarities, and talked through some of the difficulties he faces. The book is ultimately uplifting, and leaves you with a smile.
He loved the book and took it into school to show his teacher, I have just received a call from his teaching assistant to ask where the book is from as the school also want to get a copy as they too think it is wonderful, and will be good to share with his class.
I would recommend this book to anyone who either has Aspergers, or for parents and teachers to share with a child with Aspergers, or to explain to others about the syndrome.
Definitely a must for all parents of an Asperger's child!
Fabulous and moving
This is a beautiful book describing some of the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome. It is easy to read, poignant but positive. A great book to share with family and friends of a child with Asperger's to give them a simple insight to some of the difficulties. I cried and laughed reading it - it described my son so perfectly!!