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All Aboard the Ark

All Aboard the Ark

by Elena Pasquali, Barbara Vagnozzi
     
 

In this engaging and interactive children's story, children can join in with the story of Noah by tracing animal footprints, raindrops falling from the sky, the journey of the dove to find dry land, and yet more footprints as Noah unloads the ark at the end of a very bumpy journey.

Overview

In this engaging and interactive children's story, children can join in with the story of Noah by tracing animal footprints, raindrops falling from the sky, the journey of the dove to find dry land, and yet more footprints as Noah unloads the ark at the end of a very bumpy journey.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Playful and buoyant."  —Kirkus Reviews 
Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
Noah is building an ark because it is going to rain. He has to get the animals into the ark before the rain begins. The animals come two by two. Then the rain comes. It rains and rains and floods the earth. The ark is floating on the water, rocking back and forth. Later, Noah sends out a dove that flies far away. It comes back with an olive leaf. Noah knows that the water from the flood is going down. Not too long after that the land is dry and the ark has stopped. The animals leave the ark as they came—two by two. God put a beautiful rainbow in the sky for Noah and the animals to see that the world would begin again. This beautifully illustrated book shows the well known story of Noah and the ark. This board book is made so that children may follow along on each page to feel the footprints, the raindrops, the water, the dove's flight, and the rainbow. The finger trail makes the book more interesting to little eyes. Young children will have fun as they let their finger do the walking through the story. Children who are kinesthetic learners, as well as those who are visual learners, will have fun with this book. Parents and church teachers will enjoy reading this book with children. This board book is part of the "Finger Trail" story books. Reviewer: Cathi I. White
Kirkus Reviews
Five double-page scenes and matter-of-fact text present the story of Noah and the flood. While the author and illustrator wisely simplify the tale, the pacing feels rushed in this dry retelling. The cartoons, which look to be mixed-media in rich jewel tones, are playful and buoyant, though they are not particularly well-served by tactile elements embedded on each page. This "Finger Trail" feature is created by cutting out the top portion of the page to create an indentation and reveal a layer of patterned paper underneath. Readers are encouraged to feel animal footprints, oversized raindrops and the rainbow, among others. The designs on the touch-and-feel elements don't really connect with what they are supposed to represent. Why would animal footprints be covered with polka-dots or the flight path of the dove have stripes and spots? All in all, a muddled effort. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745962122
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Finger-trail Animal Tales
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Elena Pasquali is the author of Prayers for Little Angels, Safely Through the Night, and Two-Minute Bible Stories. Barbara Vagnozzi is a professional illustrator and the author of the Baby series. Together they have done two other books in the Finger-trail Animal Tales series, Go Hare and Tortoise Go! and Run Little Chicken Run!

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