Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Goodnight, Ark - Laura Sassi

Summary from Goodreads:

The padded board book edition of Goodnight, Ark tells the story of Noah and the animals as they try to sleep through the storm that is raging outside. But when the storm gets louder boars, quails, elephants, snakes and a few other furry friends join Noah in bed, creating quite the commotion! Author Laura Sassi brings a new dimension to one of the Bible’s most popular stories, giving a delightful glimpse into the emotional bond between Noah and the animals in his care. With sleek, buoyant verse and eye-catching illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, this read-aloud bedtime tale is sure to become a favorite of children and parents alike.

I ran across this book in the book section of Sam's.  After flipping through it briefly (while trying to keep Little Boy from grabbing all the books within reach), I decided to see if our library had it.  I like to check out books from there before I make the commitment to buy.  

This one is definitely buy worthy.  Such a cute story.  Little Boy has requested it at nap and bedtime for the last three days.  The prose has a nice rolling, rhyming rhythm.  It is easy and fun to read with all the animal noises.  While he doesn't get the funny surprise towards the end, I chuckle each time.

And the illustrations by Jane Chapman - amazing!  They add to the fun and feel of the book as a whole.  Sometime we just flip through and look at the pictures, naming the animals while I admire the artistry.  

If you have a little one, I highly recommend this read.

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