Kitty Wampus the Special Needs Kitten Learns About Autism

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Publisher Description

Hi! I’m Kitty Wampus. I’m here to tell you about a fellow middle-grade feline named Teddy. He’s an autistic kitten who plays on my adaptive baseball team. He is new to school and seems cool, but my friends and I don’t know anything about autism (yet). We just want to be able to talk and play with Teddy, and that’s where our story begins.

I don’t want to say too much, but between you and me, this tale is a doozy! We discover picture boards, sign language, and something totally lit called PECS. Did I mention my epic fail? No? Let’s move on. There’s also the whole me and Jake thing, but I’m running out of room here.

Will we learn enough about autism to connect with Teddy? And how do fish sticks and cardboard pizza affect our chances? That’s where things get interesting…

Written by an occupational therapist, Specialty is the second book in the Kitty Wampus series aimed at teaching young readers about inclusion and celebrating the differences that make us special.

September 26
Steve Callahan
Stephen Callahan

Customer Reviews

sasha_raye14 ,

Informative Read!

In this thoughtful follow-up to Special, Kitty learns how to respond, adapt to and learn from others with different abilities, namely the character Teddy. At first, perplexed by his behavior, she shows great introspection and maturity in her interactions with Teddy. Kitty encourages those around her that communication patterns and abilities can present themselves in varied ways.

leolion592 ,

Great introduction to Autism and other Specialties!

The story line incorporates the everyday activities of a youngster’s life with exposure to those with special needs. The story helps to understand the cause of a different appearance or behavior. Kitty Wampus leads the way in showing how kindness and understanding are necessary to forge the way to friendship. This story is very relevant to issues children face at school and may foster discussions about specialties.

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