Illustrated with glorious, gold-drenched watercolors, Philip weaves a number of Romanian pourquoi tales into the biblical story of Noah and the ark. . . .The pages, bordered in jewel-toned folk-art patterns, hold pictures of voluptuos beauty, from naturalistic animal portraits to a sea resembling silk ribbon shot with lumnious fish.
This book will interest those searching for variants of the familiar Noah story, but even readers unfamiliar with Genesis can enjoy the twists and turns of this account.
School Library Journal
Philip's tone is breezy and direct. . . . Brent's watercolor illustrations depict characters in a folk-art style, making frequent use of further borders and frames to inset the images on the page, and both borders and images are highlighted with gilt lines and shapes that catch the light. Young listeners will enjoy the new twists in this familiar tale.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An attractive, unusual offering." Booklist, ALA