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NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay


by Owen Gay & Susana Gay ; illustrated by Susana Gay

Pub Date: April 7th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-8249-1991-7
Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals

The Bible tale in board-book format.

The tale of Noah’s Ark may be the perfect story to tell little ones starting their journey with God or simply exploring the classics of Western literature. There’s cute animals, a giant boat, and spectacle to spare. This board book boils down the tale of Noah to its essence: Noah’s “a good man,” and he builds the ark, gathers the animals, and survives the flood. There’s no mention of the promise God made after the flood, which is curious (the Lord’s promise never to flood the world again may ease some fears), but the retelling otherwise hews to the familiar story. Size necessarily causes it to skimp on the animals, however; here, Noah saves elephants, giraffes, sheep, crocodiles, monkeys, and doves, two of each. The concurrently published In the Beginning uses similar tactics to tell the story of Creation. Both books feature minimalist artwork on uncluttered pages, thus emphasizing the objects and accompanying words. The illustrations are handsomely rendered with earthy tones and rounded, clean-edged figures. All human characters in each book are white. These well-constructed, small board books are best suited for the earliest of readers.  

Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God.

(Board book. 1-2)