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Noah's Ark Board book – February 9, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
What really makes this book stand out is the superb artwork. Cousins' pictures have a charmingly crude feel to them; they crackle with energy and color. The story of Noah, who takes two of every species of animal onto an oceangoing vessel in order to survive a flood, has always been an illustrator's dream, and Cousins revels in the scenario. We see alligators, ladybugs, penguins, mice, elephants, puffins, snakes, ostriches, and many, many more species.
Some may argue that the story itself is not necessarily fit for the youngest children; the notion of a divine being wiping out nearly all of humanity in an intentional global holocaust is, when you think about it, pretty terrifying! But with some guidance from a caring parent or guardian, this version of "Noah's Ark" could be fun for small children. Thanks to Lucy Cousins for a great job.
Having said that, this might well be Ms. Cousins' best work. Her art style is simple but colorful, and if you doubt she truly has an art style consider this: her art is always instantly recognizable. Both myself and my children can spot a Cousins' book from a mile away.
To her credit, Cousins doesn't dwell on some of the more somber aspects of the story, i.e., that all but a few members of mankind are to wiped out by the flood. Rather she focuses on the positive aspects of the story-that God choose to allow some small remnant of mankind and the animal kingdom to continue, with a renewed hope that perhaps man would get it right the second time around.
The art is colorful and my children spend quite a bit of time trying to identify the various animals. We've identified all of them except for a few insects, so if you happen to figure out all of the bugs, let us know.
This book is a great introduction to the Bible for small children. If only everyone trying to introduce children to the Bible could do so as wonderfully as Ms. Cousins.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not only am I highly annoyed that I am going to have to pay to return this book, which cost almost as much as the book itself, but the book contains language I find unsuitable for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cannot believe this book got 4.1 stars! Wicked people need punished? For a 2 to 5 year old? Churchy or not this is a terrible book for kids.Published 4 months ago by slow reader
I thought it would be a duplicate of the original book. It was not. How can I get the original?Published 13 months ago by Dolores K acaluso
Adorable book. Baby room's theme is Noah's Ark so it's first book is very appropriate. And sturdy and perfect.Published 13 months ago by Nancy miller
I am planning on gluing the second and third pages together. This is not the noahs ark story I want my niece to know. Read morePublished 14 months ago by mochaman
My son absolutely loves this book! What beautiful illustrations to go along with the story!Published 16 months ago by Amanda Hayes