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Anansi & Groundwood Gift Catalogue

This New Baby
By (author): Teddy Jam Illustrated by: Virginia Johnson
Teddy Jam ,

Illustrated by :

Virginia Johnson


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:

Board book
Board book


Juvenile: Age (years) 1 - 3, Grade (US) P
Sep 17, 2011
$8.95 CAD


6.63in x 7 x 0.47 in | 0.56 lb

Page Count:

22 pages
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
  • Short Description
Teddy Jam’s poetic text paired with gorgeous illustrations by Virginia Johnson make this the perfect board book for babies and their parents.
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.

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.

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.

...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). - Susan Perren, The Globe and Mail

...as gentle as it is powerful! - Stacey, Word of Mouse Book Reviews

This New Baby would be a welcome addition to any newborn's collection of "sleepy time" books. - Trevor Lockhart, CM Magazine

A provocative musing on the transformative power of parenthood. - Kirkus

Jam’s poetic lines dip and soar... - Deirdre Baker, The Toronto Star

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

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