NOAH'S NOISY NIGHT by Maria Correa

NOAH'S NOISY NIGHT

by ; illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

What was everyday life really like on Noah’s Ark? Correa gives readers a peek at bedtime.

Noah is looking forward to some well-deserved rest, but just when he begins to snore, a “BOO-HOO” wakes him. It’s the bears, and it’s too dark for them to sleep. A pair of fireflies in a jar (with ventilation holes) is just the right night light. But before Noah can even return to his bed, a “CREAK and a CRASH” send him to investigate. Some clever problem-solving sorts out the crocodiles, who each want the top bunk. But Noah’s night is far from over. Hot penguins and rain that’s too loud for the rhinos are dealt with before a final ruckus awakens the whole ark: The giraffes are too wound up for sleep. But Mrs. Noah has just the solution, and it’s one readers are sure to be familiar with. Lots of onomatopoeia set in all-uppercase display type will keep listeners attentive, though the formatting of the text in what looks like stanzas may throw readers who are expecting rhymes. Braun’s cartoon animals are inconsistently anthropomorphized—many sleep in beds, and they have toys and accessories, though they don’t wear clothing.

Readers may come away from this bedtime tale with a new appreciation for Noah’s hard work. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-68010-132-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2019




MORE BY SEBASTIEN BRAUN

ChildrenMY LOVE IS ALL AROUND by Danielle McLean
by Danielle McLean
ChildrenRAJ AND THE BEST DAY EVER by Sebastien Braun
by Sebastien Braun
ChildrenSTOMP! STOMP! by Nosy Crow
by Nosy Crow

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenALL AFLOAT ON NOAH’S BOAT! by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton
ChildrenGOODNIGHT, ARK by Laura Sassi
by Laura Sassi
ChildrenNAAMAH AND THE ARK AT NIGHT by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti