Baby Tom Can’t Run


Scout loves to run fast. She is training for the Kindy-School Sports Carnival and is certain her “special new shoes” will prepare her to “run like the wind” and she will win her race.

One morning before the Carnival, Scout races out the front door… “Feeling the wind of freedom pushing her forward, she ignores the rumbling roar of the traffic lying dead ahead…” Baby Tom follows Scout everywhere, and he hobbles after his sister, towards the fast moving and mightily scary Hi-Hey Highway. Fortunately Tula the Crossing Guardian is nearby, and she stops all the traffic. “Drivers can’t always see little children,” Dad explains to them later. In this sweet and charming story, Baby Tom and Scout learn 3 important things…

  1. the six rules that will help keep them safe
  2. the spirit of sportsmanship, and discovering how to “think… first”
  3. in a fast moving world… where everyone is in a hurry.

AUTHOR: Jennifer Scott Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR: Leah Rose Srejber
FORMAT: Hardcover and Softcover
FOR AGES: 1 to 5 years

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Jennifer Scott Mitchell has 30 years experience in the film television and publishing industries. The stories featuring Baby Tom and Scout are her second publishing venture. She also founded and developed a leading edge publishing enterprise: The Books for Parents and Children with Felissimo Corporation (Kobe) and the Future Generations Foundation (Kyoto), working with an inventive team of Australian science and math graduates, PhD’s, teachers and philosophers to create 600 educational activities based on the Natural and the Built Environments, the Sciences, History, Culture and the Arts. The activities were designed to encourage and inspire children to explore an all-embracing and interconnected world. Jennifer has three children and lives in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

LANGUAGES: English and Mandarin and Bilingual (both languages together). French and Portuguese is in development

Additional information


Hard Cover, Soft Cover

Left or right hand drive

Left hand drive, Right hand drive