Night Cars by Teddy JamNight Cars by Teddy Jam

Night Cars

byTeddy JamIllustratorEric Beddows

Board Book | November 1, 2006

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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, 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 t...
Title:Night CarsFormat:Board BookDimensions:32 pages, 8.88 × 8.75 × 0.63 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888997485

ISBN - 13:9780888997487

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every girl and boy needs this Canadian Classic! The rhythm of the poetry is smooth and soothing. Improved by the large format board book. Nothing is lost, the illustrations are still filled with twinkling snowy magic. This is possibly the most romantic vehicle story in print! Country kids will be fascinated by the urban vehicles and how a city never sleeps. Some books are just magic! My baby basket favorite. Baby to age four.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting! My 19 month old son is obsessed with this book. I find it to be a very soothing bedtime story - great for winding down at the end of the day. The artwork is really lovely too.
Date published: 2010-11-19

Editorial Reviews

"Night Cars goes right to the heart of little children...Bliss, but not treacle." - Globe and Mail"The Canadian Goodnight Moon." - Michele Landsberg, 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