From lettuce and martial arts movies to deeper philosophical musings, the cunning poetry in Einstein's Cat, focuses on a mixed-bag of topics that older girls and boys can relate to and enjoy reading about.
For its intended 8 to 15 year old reader, Einstein's Cat is a highly palatable feast of down-to-earth poetic observations gleaned from Tom Skinner's past and present life experiences.
In one instance, Skinner muses on a deep exploration of rocket lettuce, butter lettuce and other curiously-named varieties. Why are they named what they are named? This silly lettuce name delving is sure to elicit giggles and smiles from young readers.
Other poems, like 'Stop and Smell the (Grumpy) Roses' are thoughtful, inquisitive observations on life that are deceptively simple on the surface but complex enough to reasonate on a multitude of levels - emotional, literary, and philosophical - as your child transitions into adulthood.
Einstein's Cat is one cat that will never get old: it's a timeless poetry collection without an expiration date.