Although they were unaccustomed to their surroundings and to one another, the animals on Noah’s ark all fell asleep on their first night. Awakened by a frightening sound, they join forces to discover the creature that has disturbed their peaceful slumber. They discover that a goblin has taken up residence on the ark, so they band together to drive the intruder away. But when the animals realize a pair of goblins is on the ark searching for one another, they decide to help them find each other and encourage them to join the other pairs of animals on their journey. The animals learn that if they depend on one another and help each other adapt, the long trip will be easier for them all.
The book’s fun animal noises will delight any child — and adults sharing the story as a read-aloud will enjoy themselves, too. The illustrations are joyful and add a great deal of charm. And the upbeat ending conveys the importance of unity.
Award-winning journalist and freelance writer, Helen Weiss Pincus, has taught memoir writing and creative writing throughout the NY Metro area to senior citizens and high school students. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Record, The Jewish Standard, and other publications. She recently added “Bubby” to her job description.