Noah’s trying to build an ark, but with the snakes quacking, the beavers crowing, and the pigs howling, he can’t even hear himself think, much less make a giant boat. Pretty soon Noah’s barking in annoyance—and then it starts to rain! Discover how each animal came to make the noise it does today in this whimsical retelling of the beloved Noah’s ark story.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Reading Counts! Level||1.5|
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The Horn Book Guide
“The vibrant figures in the illustrations suit the lively text, especially when the critters make the ‘wrong’ sounds (e.g., snakes saying ‘quack’).” —The Horn Book Guide
“The amusing, understated text has the flavor of a traditional folktale, well complemented by Rogé’s naïve paintings with flattened perspective and muted colors. The illustrations have a dark, moody atmosphere with gray skies and driving rain, offset by the folksy charm of the animals.”
“There are a lot of Bible-themed picture books out there, but few will be as popular as this humorous offering. . . The stylized, brushstroked paintings are embellished with highlighted sound effects and subtle comic expressions. Inventive and sure to elicit a boatload of giggles.” —Booklist
Rogé is a fine observer of the everyday life. He is largely inspired by urban scenes, passers-by and the many people who surround him in the cafés where he enjoys working on his sketches. He has a gift for making the past bounce into the present, for having comedy burst out of tragedy and for making the light flash in the darkness. He has a sensitive and intelligent look on life and shares his vision with delight. Born and raised in Quebec, Rogé studied graphic design at Laval University. He began his career working as an art director for well-established advertising agencies. After a few years, he decided to take on a new challenge and volunteered for international cooperation projects. In the course of a three-month stay in the Dominican Republic, he painted large murals in a village and the experience gave him a new sense of direction. Upon his return, he settled in Montreal and decided to take on illustration full-time.
Author: Stephen Krensky
Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.