October 12th, 2011
Book Review: The Story of Noah’s Ark: Storybook and Wall Clings by Lori C. Froeb, Illustrated by Luana Rinaldo
Everyone loves retellings of Noah’s Ark, and we (ahem) own many of them ourselves. That being said, when The Story of Noah’s Ark: Storybook and Wall Clings hit our house, pandemonium broke out! There were big stickers inside of this book! Big bright stickers! That mom wouldn’t mind if we put on the walls! My three-year-old was all over the book, then my five-year-old, and dare I say it…my eight-year old fastidiously rearranging and tidying the scene that was growing on the front of our refridgerator.
Now, we don’t have a lot of empty wall space (bookshelves, you know?) but we were all very happy that the reposition-able wall clings (20 clings in all) work just dandy on our fridge (you can use them on the wall if you have room!) There is a big ark, a rainbow, and cute, colorful animals both singly (if they are large), and in pairs (if they are small). The missing single animals are shown on board the ship – don’t worry, there are two of each!
The illustrations are big, bold, and vibrant and work very well for my three-year-old both in the book itself and on the clings. The book is a very simple, straight forward retelling of the flood and of Noah’s heroic rescue of the animals. I was a bit sad that only Noah and his wife are included as the human occupants of the ark (no Ham, Shem, or Japeth) and the animals are only in pairs, none in sevens (still looking for a simple retelling that includes this), but Noah’s wife does get a really cute role in this book.
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