Our children are beginning readers. Well, at least our older two are. Our preschooler is a “pre-reader.” Because they love stories and are very visual, there are times they just want to “read” the story through pictures. Because not all stories were designed to be read this way, it isn’t always an option, so I was excited for the chance to review a wordless picture book portraying the story of Noah.
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NOAH is a beautiful wordless picture book with 64 pages of beautiful illustrations that tell the story of Noah. It’s a story many children already know, but here was a chance for our children to discover it all over again without the stress of trying to read words or waiting for reading time. They can get it out and look through it whenever they want, which is my favorite part.
The illustrations are just beautiful, and it really keeps their attention. Not only do they flip through the book and tell each other the story out loud, but I’ve also noticed they are paying attention to finer details, which is really unique. They don’t just look at a page, state what is going on, and move on. They look at everything on the page and note every detail.
Our daughter especially loves “reading” NOAH. She loves to note all the details about the animals and the story itself. Although it is illustrated, I find it’s not depicted in a cartoon-like way but rather a more natural way. This definitely didn’t deter the kids from enjoying it, though, and I really appreciate that they get so involved in it and acknowledge it’s a very real story indeed and not just fun cartoon-like characters.
There is a bit of fun mixed in with the story, too, though! There is a little mouse named “Squeakers” who appears on every page, and it can be quite fun trying to find Squeakers!
NOAH is a beautifully illustrated picture book that is great for kids and adults alike. Our children can sit down together and tell each other the story, which I just love! I would recommend it for families with children of all ages!
About the Author
Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
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