This New Baby by Teddy Jam

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Poetic text and exquisite watercolors evoke a mother's love for her newborn child. "This new baby sleeps in my arms like a moon sleeping on a cloud, like apples falling through the rain, like a fish swimming through a sky." While baby wakes and sleeps and the night runs through to dawn, all the magic of this new life fills a new mother's heart.

About Teddy Jam

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Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen) was the pseudonymous author of many wonderful children'sbooks, including Night Cars and The Year of Fire, The Stoneboat, The Kid Lineand The Fishing Summer, now collected in the anthology How We Were. He was alsoa novelist and won the Governor General's Award for his novel Elizabeth and After.Virginia Johnson is a well-known textile designer who creates beautiful, colorfulprints, often inspired by nature, for clothing and home furnishings. This is herfirst children's book. Virginia lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Published March 25, 1999 by Groundwood Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“[M]y new baby's cry / chases old ghosts / back into the shadows.” Undeniably beautiful, but also undeniably for parents rather than children, who will nevertheless enjoy the cuddling that comes with the reading.

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Adapted from Jam's 1999 picture book, this board book incorporates new artwork from first-timer Johnson.

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