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Jan Brett’s intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this time featuring Noah’s granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it’s not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah’s Ark perfect for young and old.
“the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah’s Ark.”—Publishers Weekly
Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier’s Noah’s Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.
In Spier’s imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah’s wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It’s an illustration feat that’s both majestic and tender.
It’s Time to Catch Some ZZZ’s on the Open Seas
From aardvarks to zebras, the ark carried them all. And just like little boys and girls, animals need their rest too!
Children will love this colorful and creative board book following the nighttime regimens of some of Noah’s most adorable shipmates. Little ones will learn how to scrub like monkeys, rinse off like elephants, wash behind their bunny ears, and so much more.
This Bible-inspired story is a fun way to help children acclimate to their own bedtime routine and for you to send your cute little critters off to bed to sleep like leopards until tomorrow comes.
Flaps alter the illustrations of this retelling of the Biblical account of Noah and the great flood
The story of Noah and his ark filled with animals, and the terrible flood that covered all the earth, has always held particular appeal for children – and great fascination for artists.
This new version, faithful to the spirit and content of the Bible text, is graced with stylish and distinctive illustrations by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger. Fanciful yet reverent, her full-page pictures and charming vignettes offer an imaginative interpretation of this favorite Old Testament story that will appeal to all ages.
Meet at the Ark at Eight - News reaches a pair of penguins that a great flood is coming to destroy the earth – and that they are the only two penguins who have been chosen to board Noah’s Ark. They decide, however, to smuggle their friend aboard in a suitcase, and a wild forty-day journey ensues. <p/> This creative twist on the classic biblical tale encourages readers to ask questions about God, though it never presumes that the answers will be quick and easy. Ulrich Hub’s humorous, yet thought-provoking retelling of this well-known Bible story is complemented by Jörg Mühle’s witty illustrations.
Why Noah Chose the Dove - “Noah was a righteous man,” says Isaac Bashevis Singer, so he and his family were to be saved from the flood. But rumor had it that only the best of all living creatures were to be taken aboard the Ark with Noah. In Why Noah Chose the Dove, a fresh and lively approach to the age-old account, Isaac Bashevis Singer sets down the dialogue of the animals as they vie with one another for a place on the Ark.
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