All Cats Have Asperger Syndrom – by Kathy Hoopmann was first published in 2006. It is a short (36 page) entertaining picture book which uses pictures and personality traits of cats to explain some of the aspects of Asperger Syndrome.
Despite its humorous tone, it accurately describes the main characteristics of Asperger Syndrome quite well. Like cats, people with Asperger Syndrome may be very comfortable around people they know, and then totally freeze in a new social situation. Like cats, they are often hypersensitive to sudden, loud noises, changes in routine, and different tactile sensations.
The author uses the book and pictures to wonderful results. The purpose of the book is to show that there is nothing “wrong” with people with Asperger Syndrome. They simply approach the world from a different point of view.
This book makes an excellent gift for people with an Asperger child. If you have someone with Asperger Syndrome in the family, it is also a good book to give to friends and relatives as an introduction to your wonderful child.
People with Asperger Syndrome often feel like cats in a world designed for dogs. This book is an excellent teaching tool to demonstrate that even in a dog’s world, it’s OK to be a cat.