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NOAH'S ARK by Piotr Wilkon


by Piotr Wilkon & translated by Rosemary Lanning & illustrated by Wilkon

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 1-55858-158-8
Publisher: NorthSouth

 A trivialization--with a European flavor--of the familiar story. The animals here bicker like fractious children, doubting and importuning wise Noah (``There's not enough room,'' whines a giraffe) but eventually realizing that they should be grateful when he points out that ``if I had not taken you into this ark you would all have drowned.'' The result is harmless, and many will find it amusing; the best feature here is the luminous, beautifully structured art, with the toy-like animals highlighted in ethereal white. Not a first purchase, but an acceptable addition. (Picture book. 4-8)