Noah: A Wordless Picture Book

Giveaway info at the end of post.
noahenNoah: A Wordless Picture Book
by Mark Lundy
Released October 24, 2014!!
Published by Plough Publishing House
64 pages
Age Range: 2-18 years
Mark’s Website | NOAH website

ABOUT NOAH
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?

This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring Noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God – and a formidable engineering challenge.

Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.

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ABOUT MARK LUNDY
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.

Melody (age 7)
What the book is about: It is about God sending for Noah in a dream and telling him to build the ark because there is going to be a flood.
Like: I like that it describes Noah’s experience in pictures.
Dislike: The part where he had a boy because I don’t understand that part, and the part where he was crying.
Recommend: I recommend this to anyone who has a good eye for details because you will notice things fast in the pictures.

Emily (age 5)
What the book is about: The Noah book is about building an ark!
Like: That God told Noah to build the ark, and the flood.
Dislike: I did not like the people saying, ‘Hey, why are you building an ark? There isn’t a flood!”
Recommend: My friends Becca and Bella will like the book.

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Notes from Melody and Emily’s mom:
Noah is a wordless book about the story of Noah and the ark. It’s not just a cutesy story of animals lining up two-by-two to enter the ark, it has a pretty accurate depiction of the darkness that occurs once the Lord shut the door of the ark. It was not just the sprinkling of rain that we get here in California during the drought. It was a harsh downpour that was a demonstration of God’s anger. I have to admit that the beginning was a little confusing to me. I think there should be a page at the beginning that gives parents an overview of the story and pictures. The pictures are fantastic as well. It will draw any reader into discovering more of Noah’s story in the Word. It definitely piqued my interest to re-read the passage in Genesis about Noah since we are so used to hearing the storybook Bible stories. Although my girls like the book, I would recommend it to kids who are a little older than mine. It would definitely depend on your kids and if they are okay with seeing the destruction that the flood caused, but be prepared to have discussions for kids who want to dig deeper.

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Bonus: Squeakers the mouse is hidden on every page!

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will receive a copy of the Noah wordless book. Giveaway ends Saturday, November 22nd. (Giveaway open to US and Canada residents ONLY. If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing what character you think should have their story in a wordless picture book or your child’s fave Bible story. For extra entries, tweet about the book, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments to each extra entry with link to entry if possible.

– Joyce

Other reviews of Noah:
Amazon.com

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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