When God asks a good man named Noah to build an ark and put his family and two of every animal on it, Noah says, “Yes!” Will Noah get the job done before the big rains come to cover the earth?
This is a Level Two I Can Read! book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. It aligns with guided reading level J and will be of interest to children Pre-K to 4th grade.
|About the Contributor(s)||David Miles
Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods. That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises. After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan. Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.
|Publish Date||Apr 7, 2015|
|Series||I Can Read! / Adventure Bible|
- Review by Cindy
- Review by Zac
While I found the illustrations to be nicely done and to help bring the story alive, I did not care for the beginning of this book.
The story starts with Noah thinking about his voyage on the ark and then it switches to “One day, God came to Noah…” I found this confusing and rather unnecessary. I would have much rather this story just start off with “One day, God came to Noah…” and then just told the story.
I understand that this book is written for kids, but I did not care for the wording when God tells Noah “Please help me.” I think this paints a wrong picture of who God is and what actually happened in the story of Noah. I also think it can lead some kids to believe that God needs us, when in fact, we are the ones who need Him.
Like I said, I know this is a book for children. I enjoyed the illustrations and most of the other parts of this book, but I was disappointed with a few parts of the book. I still like this series, this just isn’t one I will be sharing.
*I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this review. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
- Review by Jalynn
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review through my participation through the Z Blog Squad.
(Posted on 5/7/2015)
- Review by The IE Mommy
Zonderkidz never strays from the facts of the Bible but they just beef it up so to speak and make it more wordy to lengthen it. Stories in the Bible are so short so for an entire book to be dedicated to one, the addition of words and pictures definitely helps!
I always love the pictures from these stories and so does Reed. He just turned seven and I feel they are really age appropriate and appeal to the way his mind works. These days anything that doesn't look like a video game is a plus to me!
Reed read this entire story himself several times. I really like the section at the end "People in Bible Times" and he has gotten into this as well. This one is obviously about Noah and shares a verse, picture and brief description.
Reed's favorite part is the "Did You Know?" because as a seven year old, he doesn't have a whole lot of detailed knowledge of the Bible and this is the perfect age to teach it to him. This one especially appealed to him because it gave lots of details about the ark.
This book is rated for ages 6 - 10 and I'm thrilled that Reed can read it in it's entirety. We might be almost ready for Step 3! (Posted on 4/26/2015)
- Review by April
I want my kids to truly see how hard it must have been for Noah as the rest of the world laughed and mocked him but then how great his reward for following God's directions! It truly is a great lesson to learn, so make sure you get beyond the animals in this book.
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review an all opinions are 100% mine. Find this book for only $3.99 on Zondervan. (Posted on 4/25/2015)
- Review by Sally
“Noah’s Voyage” again tells in easy to understand language the age-old story of how Noah tried to warn the people of the flood, the building of the ark, putting two of every animal into the ark, God shutting the door of the ark, the flood and finding dry land. All of this culminates in a beautifully illustrated rainbow, complete with God’s promise.
The illustrations by David Mills are sure to delight even the youngest child as you read them or have them read to you.
I would highly recommend this book for any child ages 4-8
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, Z Blog Squad for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 4/24/2015)
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
Noah's Voyage is a re-telling of the story of the flood/Noah's Ark. The original story can be found in the Bible in the book of Genesis. The re-telling of this story is done well, is easy to understand, and is accompanied by big, colorful illustrations.
At the end of Noah's Voyage is a page containing "People in Bible Times" (which has an illustration of Noah and a dove accompanied by Genesis 6:18) and "Did You Know?" (which gives details about the size of the ark and what it was made of).
The I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are categorized as reading level 2 ("Reading with Help") and the stories do not feel "choppy" like you might find in some learn-to-read books. With a retail price under $4 per book, I find these books to be a great value.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 4/21/2015)