Art instructor Robert Carter's illustrated book is both enjoyable and informative. Rhymes of Mother Goose, he suggests, frequently are spiritual parables. He compares many of them to famous aphorisms fro Lao Tsu's Tao Teh Ching, noting similarities of viewpoints. Carter feels that teachings of the Chinese philosopher and even Mother Goose nursery rhymes are addressed to some deeper level within each one of us. Consequently, a simple word, phrase, or idea in this meditative picture book might kindle a spark deep within the reader.