Beds are ready.
Food is stored.
Food is stored.
It's bedtime on Noah's ark, but the animals can't sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah's bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm.
If the best place for children to learn to read is on your lap, then this is one to share again and again. With the "Zip! Zing!" lightning, the "Crash! Boom! Rumble!" of thunder, and the "Tip, slip, slide!" of the Ark... well, you and those precious little ones on your lap will spend many delightful giggles from this enjoyable voyage.
Laura's word play invites you to read along, to exaggerate the sound effects, to have fun with animal voices and noises. Your young reader will enjoy their success as beginning readers because they can feel the rhyme, they can connect their prior knowledge about the animals, and they understand the "stormy" fears and the need for safety in your bed. This tale invites so many opportunities for discussing Noah's story, for helping them know that "noises" in the night... can bring them safely to you, and that they are loved.
The minute we opened this book, my little Miss began counting and sorting the animals. Jane's illustrations are just delightful. During many moments re-reading, we mimicked their expressions... we giggled about their surprise "attack" onto Noah's bed, and we "seeked" out those extra creatures that didn't have top billing in the story.
Just an over-all good time for everyone,
Enjoyable read aloud! A must read, re-read, and read again voyage.
Meet the Author:
Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books, including Bear's New Friend and Very Special Friends. She lives in Southern England with her husband, two children, and five chickens.
"I received this book for free from Book Look Bloggers for this review."