Something Wonderful has arrived!
The story of Sam, the 6 year old physicist who wonders if a raindrop really is round and likes to feel the bend in tree branches, this one is all about nurturing creative thinkers. It's about getting out there and discovering physics for yourself too, and about the value of nature play.
Sam is a real person. He grew up on a farm in rural Western Australia and his dad always wanted him to 'make himself useful...' Now he builds atomic clocks and he is trying to find out what is in between the smallest things. He gets published in Science Magazine. (Not that I'm jealous or anything!)
Once again, Karen Blair has done the illustrations and oh boy, what a great job she's done. Her nephew, Alexander, was the model for Sam, (he's just like Sam,) and he and his dad actually built Sam's machine.