Noah’s Ark

Susan Collins Thorns
  • Review
By – October 31, 2014

It may be anoth­er board book treat­ment of the Noah sto­ry, but this one is sim­ply and nice­ly told, accom­pa­nied by love­ly art orig­i­nal­ly paint­ed on wood­en planks with the grain­ing still evi­dent, which adds inter­est to each scene. The ani­mals are appeal­ing­ly and charm­ing­ly depict­ed. The por­tray­al of the crea­tures lulled to sleep by the rock­ing motion of the ark and then tum­bling about, chas­ing and pounc­ing upon one anoth­er, is a delight­ful con­cept sure to evoke a clear men­tal image in young lis­ten­ers — although no rea­son for the flood itself is includ­ed in the nar­ra­tive. Recom­mended for ages 1 – 3.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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