Noah & the Mighty Arkby Rhonda Gowler Greene, Santiago Cohen (Illustrator), Zondervan Publishing (Manufactured by)
Written for children ages six and under by award-winning author Rhonda Gowler Greene, Noah and the Mighty Ark contains vivid descriptions, engaging rhymes, and a biblically accurate storyline. Grandparents, parents, teachers, librarians, and children's pastors will find young audiences captivated with both the story and the imaginative illustrations.
Greene offers a straightforward account of how Noah built an ark, gathered animals, and sailed safely over the flooded earth. This rhymed version scans well, which encourages reading aloud. Except for the dark backgrounds that make the words hard to see at times, the book is well designed. Variations in type size and spacing work well with the text and add emphasis to crucial words. Cohen's illustrations feature a gray-bearded patriarch and dozens of animal pairs that children will enjoy identifying. The impressionistic style suggests shapes through use of shading and flowing lines. Although this rendition lacks the majestic qualities of Jerry Pinkney's Noah's Ark (SeaStar, 2002) or the bright intensity of Lucy Cousins's Noah's Ark (Candlewick, 1993), it is definitely worth considering for collections that need a new or replacement version of Noah's story.
Kathy PiehlCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Rhonda Gowler Green remembers when she started writing - when her four kids all had chicken pox at the same time. It was a very bad week! To keep her sanity, she started writing stories. And she hasn't stopped. Rhonda lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan, with her handsome husband, Gary.
Santiago Cohen has illustrated a variety of projects, from HBO children's specials that have won Emmy and Peabody awards, to episodes of Troubles the Cat for Cartoon Network, as well as children's books for Putnam, Golden Books, and Houghton Mifflin. Santiago lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife, children, and numerous pets.
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