June 2019 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

The Cat in the Box Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Kevin Sherry

The Cat in the Box
Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Kevin Sherry


Hardback | May 2019 | Sourcebooks Inc | 9781492671237 | 48pp | 214x138mm | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$32.99

Schrodinger used
this cat in a box
to dream up the first
quantum paradox.
A paradox is something
that doesn't make sense.
there must be an assumption
that is causing offense.

Schrodinger's cat is a thought experiment meant to explain the flawed interpretation of quantum superposition. Chris Ferrie has broken down the theory into a whimsical picture book perfect for science nerds. Even the youngest generation of future scientists will enjoy the playful cadence of this lighthearted story!

'This whimsical little book is very much Schrödinger meets Seuss, or perhaps The Cat in the Hat hides in a box. In a fun and simply metered poem, University of Technology Sydney physicist Chris Ferrie explains quantum theorist Erwin Schrödinger’s famous cat thought experiment, providing simple explanations of concepts such as wave-particle duality and superpositions along the way. The verse is illustrated by plenty of child-friendly cartoons, courtesy of Baltimore-based illustrator Kevin Sherry. Recommended for curious school children, befuddled adults, and anyone who likes hard science and light literature held in weird entanglement.' — Andrew Masterson, Spectrum