This new book by artist Mark Ludy is titled simply Noah. This book is unique because it has no words, just pictures to tell the story.
I don't remember ever seeing a wordless picture book before that wasn't meant just for babies. This incredibly beautifully illustrated book is in no way babyish though. It is a work of art and simply beautiful to look through as you imagine the story being told of Noah and his family in pictures. The book is hardback with 65 sturdy pages and written for ages 2 to 102.
Every time I look through this book I see something new, some small detail that adds depth and meaning to the story. My kids know the story of Noah well, yet as we looked through the pages they too saw things they had not thought of before.
For instance, the Bible tells us it took 120 years or so to build the ark, but they hadn't thought of all the things taking place during that time. The pictures show Noah's wife pregnant, the boys growing up and eventually helping to build the ark alongside Noah. Oftentimes we picture in our minds that this happened rather quickly and Noah always had lots of help from his boys because of movies we have seen.
I love how the pictures show this family loving and caring for each other, even though they must have went through some really hard times with others all around them making fun and calling Noah crazy.
The ark was built by hand with hand tools, not the tools used to build things today. Its no wonder it took so long!
This book is a treasure and would make a beautiful addition to any library! You can find links to purchase the book here, and I also get to give one away to one of my lucky readers! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If you are reading this via email click here to go directly to the blog post to enter.
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