Monday, August 11, 2014

Goodnight, Ark

Author: Laura Sassi
Illustrator: Jan Chapman
Publisher: Zonderkidz
August 2014
ISBN: 978-0310737841
Genre: Children’s picture book

Beds are ready. 
Food is stored.
Noah hollers,
“All aboard!”

It’s bedtime on Noah’s ark, but the animals can’t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah’s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm.

GOODNIGHT, ARK is an adorable children’s book for 4 – 8 year olds. My daughter loved it and wanted me to read it to her (even though she can read it alone) for snuggle time. Biblically, the story is not accurate. I’m sure Noah didn’t let the animals call into bed with him as the skies opened. I’m not sure if animals had free-range on the ark or not, I wasn’t there, but that doesn’t seem quite right. The illustrations are beautifully done, and other than being inaccurate about the story, I have no qualms with the writing. It was cute. For biblical inaccuracy, I’m not giving it five stars, but four for a good bedtime story. 32 pages. $15.99 hardcover. $9.99 Kindle. 

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