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.
...delicate illustrations and ephemeral imagery
. . . soft Matisse-like images give a fresh and delightful look.
This New Baby would be a welcome addition to any newborn's collection of "sleepy time" books.
...as gentle as it is powerful!
...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).
Jam’s poetic lines dip and soar...
A provocative musing on the transformative power of parenthood.