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The New Baby Calf

The New Baby Calf

by Edith Newlin Chase, illustrated by Barbara Reid

ISBN 9781443157445 Paperback
32 Pages | 10.05" x 8.31" | Ages 3 to 8
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A fresh new look for the first picture book to feature Barbara Reid’s signature Plasticine artwork!

First published in 1984, this heartwarming story about a new baby calf’s first seasons, and the mother cow that loves him through all of his first steps, is a true Canadian classic. It has the added distinction of being the first book to feature the award-winning artwork style of Barbara Reid!

Now, with a fresh new cover, Edith Newlin Chase’s beautiful poem, can be introduced to a new generation of mothers and babies, celebrating the simple, unconditional nature of parental love.

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Rights Sold

  • English (Australia) - Scholastic Australia
  • English (NZ) - Scholastic New Zealand
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • This classic book is ideally suited to the board book format, with simple, repetitive text and vibrant illustrations.
  • Barbara Reid's distinctive style is immediately recognizable.
  • The themes of mothers and babies, growing up, and farmyard animals always delight very young children.
  • Barbara Reid's other board books: the Zoe board books, Read Me a Book, and Sing a Song of Mother Goose, have all been bestsellers.


Also by
Barbara Reid

  • Picture the Sky
  • Baby's First Treasury
  • Read Me A Book
  • The Night Before Christmas
  • Gifts

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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