In this delightful tale, Noah and his wife, Na’ama, take good care of all the animals on the ark. Na’ama rises at dawn to feed the rooster; Noah feeds the night creatures as darkness falls. In between, they prepare appropriate meals for the various animals. They have one problem: the chameleons. No matter what they try, the two chameleons refuse all the different foods offered. Day by day, the chameleons grow thinner and thinner. Finally, as the ark’s food supply is threatened, the answer is revealed.
The folk-art style acrylic paintings enhance the message of the harmony of nature and show how even the smallest creatures have a place in the universe.
Recommended for ages 4 – 8.
Sandy Lanton, a former teacher, earned a BA in Psychology and an MS in Early Childhood Education from Queens College. She is the author of Daddy’s Chair (Sydney Taylor Award), The Happy Hackers, Lots Of Latkes, Still a Family: A Young Child’s Book About Divorce (Gittle Honorable Mention), and The Littlest Levine (named one of the best Jewish Children’s Books of 2014 by Tablet Magazine). Her work has appeared in magazines as well as several anthologies. When she isn’t writing stories or visiting schools, Ms. Lanton likes to crochet, line dance, play bridge and pickleball, spend time with her grandchildren, and read, read, read.