A trip to a storage bedroom and a box full of old books from my youth found a copy of Mr. Tompkins adventures: Mr Tompkins Explores the Atom. I really had forgotten "Mr. Tompkins" who no doubt was the eponymous George Gamow. Books were co-authored by Russell Stannard. Mr. Tompkins was a banker and a novice in physics and through him we did discover some strange physics things. Good to see these books reissued.
"Mr Tompkins makes a comeback"
Also by George Gamow are two free books to download: