1956 3rd Edition (Original Copyright: 1928)
This is another find in my Swedish Death Cleaning Project
Yes, it has been a while since I posted a selection from my Swedish death cleaning project. I did manage to clear out a bunch of stuff and recycled or donated a good chunk of the personal library. However, since we are getting carpet installed in this room and need to move the furniture around, this little gem was parked behind some stuff and fell out when we were packing stuff up.
This book is geared to children. From the text and illustrations it seems a bit much for the younger crowd, so maybe they are thinking upper elementary. It’s basic sperm meets egg. The author has some animal metaphors for how this sperm and egg thing work. We have some cameos by cows, horses, sheep, and trout. There is also an illustration of birth.
I am assuming this was one of those books that was from my mother’s attempt to purge her household when she did the Swedish Death Cleaning thing about 5 years ago. I can only guess she was given this book when she was popping out kids in the early 1960s. I have no memory of this book being read to me specifically.
I was also a bit curious about the author so I found his obituary from the New York Times.
It’s an interesting find, so I am considering hanging on to this little gem. I suppose I can re-gift this to my children if they decide to join the
hell joy of parenthood.