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August 15, 2007

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Thanks for the review, Susan. This looks like a wonderful books. It has one of those titles that makes you think, "But, of course!"

This sounds excellent -- based on the title, I'd first thought it was a humorous book about cats, and not a serious attempt to explain autism using cats as a "neutral" medium. Your review really explained things well!

Good approach to writing about Asperger Syndrome. I'll have to keep my eye out for this one.

What a great concept! Thanks, Susan - I'll have to look for this one.

I thought it was kind of a joke -- but seriously, cats *do* kind of come in on that spectrum. Bizarre! And very, VERY cool. One of my students had Asperger Syndrome, and this would have been helpful for our class about ten years ago. What an awesome concept!

Hey, everybody. I really admire the creative approach that this author took to writing her book. So kid-friendly!

Thank you for this review. I have a daughter with Asperger's who does not yet know what it is that makes her different. This book might be the perfect introduction for the conversation.

Jenny, I'd be happy to send you the book. You could see if it's right for your daughter, and if not, pass it along to the library or something.

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Interesting, Susan. I have a friend who has a brother with Asperger's Syndrome. I think even as an adult that he might find the cat analogy apt.

Susan,

I know a number of children who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and autism. This sounds like a book that's been published at the right time. Does Hoopman include a bibliography in the book or a list of resources/experts consulted?

Jen, absolutely. I'd think an adult with A.S. might like the book, too.

Elaine, there is no bibliography. I have a feeling that her information came first-hand; I read that one of her children has Asperger's.

Really interesting--thanks!

Susan, We finally got this in, and I got to read it. What a wonderful book! Thank you so much for directing me to it. It's a great addition to the library collection; the staff's even been passing it around. We see more and more folks in wanting to learn more about Asperger's.

Adrienne, you are so welcome. It's such a positive presentation, isn't it?

The music critic Tim Page wrote about his Asperger's in The New Yorker this summer, and it's an excellent article. Your patrons might be interested:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/08/20/070820fa_fact_page/

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