THE BOOK OF BIBLE ANIMALS by W. W. Robinson

THE BOOK OF BIBLE ANIMALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book is going to have a hard row to hoe, with Dorothy Lathrop's Animals Of The Bible the winner of the 1938 Caldecott prize. The approach in this book is somewhat different. There is inevitably some overlapping of material, but the stories chosen give an impression of continuity in Old Testament history that the other volume does not give. The story of the creation, the Garden of Eden and the serpent, Noah's Ark, the story of Rebekah and Isaac the dream of Joseph, Moses and the plagues, Balaam's ass, Daniel in the lion's den, Jonah and the whale, and -- in closing, the sheep (from Noah's ark to the birth of Christ). The retelling of the stories is well done. The pictures are superb, but somewhat adult and symbolic, and occasionally giving an impression of being too large for their space. Anyone who likes the Robinson's books will want this one. But, personally, my vote would go to the Lathrop book.

Pub Date: Sept. 7th, 1938
Publisher: Harper