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Night Cars /hc

by Teddy Jam
illustrated by Eric Beddows

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bedtime & dreams, city & town life, new baby
list price: $16.95
published: 2000
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
0 to 3
p to 12
Reading age:
0 to 3
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  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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

The Canadian Goodnight Moon.

— CBC Radio Children's Panel

Night Cars goes right to the heart of little children...Bliss, but not treacle.

— Globe and Mail

This one has classic written all over it.

— Canadian Press
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About the Authors

Teddy Jam

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.
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Eric Beddows

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