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Night Cars
By (author): Teddy Jam Illustrated by: Eric Beddows
Teddy Jam ,

Illustrated by :

Eric Beddows


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:

Board book

Form detail:

Picture book
Board book , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 3, Grade (US) P
Nov 01, 2006
$11.95 CAD


8.88in x 8.75 x 0.63 in | 1.16 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award 1987, Winner
  • Short Description
Teddy Jam's lyrical prose and Eric Beddows's detailed illustrations cast Night Cars in that magical light between sleep and waking.

Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

It is late at night in the city. From his father's shoulder, a sleepless baby watches the snow drift down from the sky onto the busy street below. What are all those noises? What are all those lights? His tired but patient father explains everything, from the bustle of taxis swishing through the slush to the grinding and slamming of the early-morning garbage trucks.

Teddy Jam’s lyrical prose and Eric Beddows’s detailed illustrations cast Night Cars in that magical light between sleep and waking. This classic baby book, now available in a board book format, is a perennial favorite.

Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children's books. He was also a novelist and won the Governor General's Award for his last novel, Elizabeth and After.

Eric Beddows is a an award-winning illustrator. He lives in Stratford, Ontario.

Night Cars goes right to the heart of little children…Bliss, but not treacle. - Globe and Mail

The Canadian Goodnight Moon. - CBC Radio Children's Panel

This one has classic written all over it. - Canadian Press

Wonderful double page spread illustrations showing the baby in the foreground and the street in the background have a definite vintage feel. A minimal text with simple rhymes sweeps the reader from page to page with a soft rhythm which is soothing and which would be perfect for bedtime reading. - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

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