Chil­dren’s

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. She has lec­tured on a vari­ety of top­ics relat­ing to chil­dren and books and her great­est joy is read­ing to her grand­chil­dren on both sides of the ocean. Michal lives in Great Neck, NY and Efrat, Israel.

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