BookSense.com Daily Pick July 24th, 2001
The Space Child's Mother Goose
by Frederick Winsor, Marian Parry (Illustrator)
Originally published in 1956, this quirky, long out-of-print classic comes in the guise of a children's illustrated book, but should appeal, now that it's been rediscovered by Purple House Press, to a much broader audience. With delightful line drawings by Marian Parry reminiscent of those found in Stanislaw Lem's timeless sci-fi novels, Frederick Winsor's rhyming verses bring a wide variety of scientific theories, thought, and spirit to life.
Probable-Possible, my black hen,
She lays eggs in the Relative When.
She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now
Because she's unable to Postulate How.
Printed on wonderfully thick paper, to withstand countless re-readings, The Space Child's Mother Goose will delight, confound, and edify the egghead inside all of us.