Thursday, October 16, 2014

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book - A Review

Published - October 2014, Plough Publishing House
Author - Mark Ludy
Title - Noah: A Wordless Picture Book
Format - hardcover
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Beautifully illustrated, this wordless picture book tells the story of Noah.

I've never reviewed a wordless picture book before. So I'm not really sure how to go about doing it.

First the pictures are very beautiful. There are so many details in them. The way that they show the passage of time, I was just fascinated. I kept having to go back and forth between the pages to fully understand the message the pictures were saying.

I wish that the author had shown more of how the animals came to Noah.

I also wish that the author had shown the progression of sending out a raven, a dove, it returning empty, sending the dove out again with it returning with the branch, and then finally it not coming back. Those series of pictures show the raven, the dove with the branch, then the next page shows everyone exiting the ark.

Still it was a beautiful book. I can easily see adults and children being fascinated with it. I'll admit, I passed this book along to my best friend and her little ones since they love the story of Noah. According to my friend, the older kids, ages almost 2 and 3.5, enjoyed it once, but after that they wanted a different story. I'd say the best age for this book would be 5+.

I received this book for free from Handlebar Publishing for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to ages 5+, Sunday School teachers, librarians

Rating - 4.5 stars

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