Noah built the mighty ark. Then he called creatures that “crept or crawled or hopped or flew or stomped or tromped, or s-s-slithered too.” Children will love hearing how Noah comforts all the animals on their journey. And parents will easily get into the rhyme and rhythm of this delightfully told Bible story.
|Contributor(s)||Rhonda Gowler Greene , Margaret L. Spengler|
|About the Contributor(s)||Rhonda Gowler Greene
Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty picture books. Her books have received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Children’s Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, and starred reviews. A former elementary school teacher, with a master’s in educational media, Rhonda is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. She lives with her husband, Gary, in a house overflowing with books in West Bloomfield, Michigan. They have four grown children. For more information, visit her on the web at—www.rhondagowlergreene.com
|Publish Date||Apr 22, 2014|
- Review by Heather McD
The illustrations are ... odd. Let me explain. They are huge, full-page illustrations that are vibrant and cartoon-ish. They seem like they should be fantastic. However, they're fuzzy. Blurry. Ever-so-slightly out of focus. It seems to be on purpose and not a printing error, as the text printed on each page is crisp and clear. Looking at this illustrations for too long actually almost gives me a headache, as I feel like my contact prescription needs to be adjusted!
I don't understand why they would do this to such vibrant, entertaining pictures. Maybe they think that kids enjoy a softened look? Maybe they think it looks more like stuffed animals? I have no clue. But I really can't read this one too often because of it. My daughter doesn't seem to mind, though. I have neutral feelings about this book, overall. It's really cute and I like the rhyming aspect of the story and the big, bright colors of the pictures. Maybe it'll grow on me after a while. (Posted on 8/30/2014)
- Review by Cheshire Cat
Read the rest of my review and see the photos at http://wp.me/p3Z89Z-1kS (Posted on 4/21/2014)
- Review by The IE Mommy
When I showed it to Paige, she recognized it as being just like the other book. I'm sure that's a good thing if you're an illustrator of children's books and your work is easily recognizable!
This book was written in classic rhyming format which Paige always LOVES. When she has me read it to her over and over again, it's easier for her to remember what's coming and she can start reciting it with me. It didn't take long for that to happen with this one because she loves the story of Noah's Ark and this is truly a special book.
I can't rave enough about the illustrations by Margaret Spengler. They are just colorful and so relatable to little ones. They're relatable to me too because they make the animals seem so cute and cuddly. I think it's easier for little kids to process big Bible stories like Noah's Ark if they can visualize them as friendly cartoon characters that they are used to.
This story of Noah and the Mighty Ark is true to the Bible story and doesn't take any liberties. It's straightforward and easy for the little ones to comprehend. (Posted on 4/19/2014)
- Review by Brandy
I for sure give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did it keep my kids attention, but the pictures are cute. There shows 2 other books and I am going to now have to hunt them down and add them to our book collection.
Another great thing about this book is that my oldest wanted to take it with him to school to share. I had to explain to him that I would have to get permission before we could share this book, but if his teacher didn’t mind, I would bring it in.
So in conclusion, this is a must have if you have younger children. It’s a cute story about Noah and his amazing ark that help animals by two’s. I can’t wait to share this with my friends and their kids. (Posted on 4/15/2014)