13 JUNE 1908, Page 24

The Children's Encyclopaedia. Edited by Arthur Mee, (Carmelite House.)—" The

Children's Encyclopaedia is the first attempt that has ever been made to tell the whole sum of human knowledge so that a child may understand." "The whole sum" ! That is a little strained. How about the nebular hypothesis and quaternions P After what the editor has said of his book, anything that we could say would fall very fiat. Let us be content with the remark that it is a pretty book, and contains excellent reading about the earth, about wild beasts, about games—de omnibus rebus et guibusdam aliis, in short—with plenty of stories.