Noah's Ark

by Jerry Pinkney

“God called to the animals, / and from aardvark to zebra they came. / The deer... read more

“God called to the animals, / and from aardvark to zebra they came. / The deer bounded through the tall grass. / The elephants ran and it sounded like thunder. / The wings of the birds / cast a shadow on the earth.” Pinkney’s strong prose and trademark pencil and watercolor illustrations highlight a retelling of the familiar story of Noah’s ark. Pages crowded with pairs of animals on the move, as well as a view of the ark under construction, create a sense of the enormity of Noah’s task. An underwater scene of submerged cities and sea creatures swimming beneath the hull of the ark offers an effective visual perspective of a well-known tale. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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