The Space Child’s Mother Goose
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Renowned since it was first published more than half a century ago, this delightful compendium of Mother Goose-like rhymes will have you wiping away tears of laughter. Poems like “The Theory that Jack Built” and “Three jolly sailors from Blaydon-on-Tyne” (they went to sea in a bottle by Klein) are treasures of sagacity. In the tradition of Lewis Carroll, author Frederick Winsor mines the literary clichés of children’s poetry to weave playful verses that incorporate (and satirize) ideas from mathematics and physics.
Included at the end of the book is a glossary of key terms, making it an especially appropriate and accessible volume for any moderately precocious child or adolescent, but adults will enjoy the book equally for its trenchant wit and clever entendrés. We guarantee you will find yourself repeating favorite verses for friends and colleagues. Mouse over the cover image above to see two sample verses. Hardbound: 92 pages.
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