This New Baby

This New Baby

Written by: Jam, Teddy
Illustrated by: Johnson, Virginia
ages 1 to 3 / grades P and up

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A mother caring for her baby through the night reflects on the joys and mysteries of this new and precious life. With a simple poetic text and gorgeous Matisselike illustrations by renowned textile designer Virginia Johnson, This New Baby is a perfect evocation of parental love. Any person who has ever had a baby, anyone who would like to have a baby and anyone who has ever been a baby will be deeply touched by this beautiful book. The text for This New Baby was originally published in 1998.
A mother caring for her baby through the night reflects on the joys and mysteries of this new and precious life. With a simple poetic text and gorgeous Matisselike illustrations by renowned textile designer Virginia Johnson, This New Baby is a perfect evocation of parental love. Any person who has ever had a baby, anyone who would like to have a baby and anyone who has ever been a baby will be deeply touched by this beautiful book. The text for This New Baby was originally published in 1998.
Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Sep 17, 2011
Specifications 22 pages | 7 in x 6.625 in
Written By

Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children's books, including Night Cars (which Michele Landsberg called "the Canadian Goodnight Moon"), This New Baby, and The Year of Fire, The Stoneboat, The Kid Line and The Fishing Summer, now collected in the anthology How We Were. He was also a novelist who won the Governor General's Award for his last novel, Elizabeth and After.

Illustrated by

Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorful prints for clothing and home furnishings. She has also illustrated This New Baby by Teddy Jam.

Written By

Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children's books, including Night Cars (which Michele Landsberg called "the Canadian Goodnight Moon"), This New Baby, and The Year of Fire, The Stoneboat, The Kid Line and The Fishing Summer, now collected in the anthology How We Were. He was also a novelist who won the Governor General's Award for his last novel, Elizabeth and After.

Illustrated by

Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorful prints for clothing and home furnishings. She has also illustrated This New Baby by Teddy Jam.

Audience ages 1 to 3 / grades P and up

“...delicate illustrations and ephemeral imagery” —Publishers Weekly

“...noted textile designer Virginia Johnson brings her trademark touches of scintillating colour and deft, oblique design to a board book by the late and much-lamented Teddy Jam (a.k.a. Matt Cohen).” —The Globe and Mail

“...as gentle as it is powerful!” —Word of Mouse Book Reviews

This New Baby would be a welcome addition to any newborn's collection of "sleepy time" books.” —CM Magazine

“A provocative musing on the transformative power of parenthood.” —Kirkus

“Jam’s poetic lines dip and soar...” —The Toronto Star

“. . . soft Matisse-like images give a fresh and delightful look.” —Canadian Children's Booknews