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On Noah's Ark by Jan Brett
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On Noah's Ark (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Jan Brett

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Title:On Noah's Ark
Authors:Jan Brett
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2003), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:watercolor, colored pencil, ark, Noah, religiion, flood, animals

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"On Noah's Ark" retells the story of the great flood in the bible. This account is different as it tells the story of Noah's granddaughter, who maintains the peace of the animals for fourty days and nights. When it finally stops raining, Noah sends the dove out to find dry land. After it returns with a leaf from a tree, Noah brings the boat to dry land.Then they all get off the boat and start a new life.
This book is a great way to introduce young readers to a biblical story of Noah's Ark. It teaches them about the start of a new world after the flood. It also has great illustrations that young kids are sure to enjoy. ( )
  srmorgan | Mar 10, 2016 |
A creative retelling of the Biblical Story of Noah's ark. It's told from the point of view of Noah's grandchild. Its creative and colorful. It's an interesting read, but not for public school. ( )
  jaelynculliford | Oct 1, 2014 |
I enjoyed reading this book. The main idea is to inform children about the story of Noah's Arc, but tell it from a child's perspective, as if they were on the arc as well. One reason I really liked this book is because the words are sparse and the sentences are very short. For example, on one page it says "One morning I wake up. I don't hear the rain". I think these sentences are straight to the point but still let the reader know what is going on without boring them. I also like the pictures, not only because they are very vivid and make the reader actually feel like we are crammed in the arc with them, but on the sides of each page there is a different picture that is inside the outline of a certain animal. There are outlines of wolves, camels and seals, all with their own little picture of the arc inside them. That is a neat way to stray from the norm of just the picture in a rectangular box, and children will have a fun time trying to guess what the outline of the animal is. ( )
  jperro2 | Mar 28, 2014 |
Jan Brett's illustrations are utterly charming, I think all of her books are exquisite and this one is no exception. Do not look for strict biblical accuracy here, the story is told through the eyes of Noah's grandchild in a gentle sing-song manner, comforting and tender. The animals steal the show however, they are gorgeous. From colorful puffins, to iridescent beetles, to extinct dodos and her signature hedgehogs, the animals are a delight to behold, and when you see them sleeping in a huge jumble, you'll just want to crawl in and join them. ( )
  JoClare | Feb 23, 2014 |
This book is about a little boys grandpa who build's a huge Ark for two of every animal so they can survive the rain that will take place for 40 days straight. This book is good to have in the classroom because it shows the love for all animals. This book is suitable for grades 1-3.
  Kitrina | Oct 20, 2013 |
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Jan Brett's intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this time featuring Noah's granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it's not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah's Ark perfect for young and old.

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Noah's granddaughter helps him bring the animals onto the ark, calm them down, and get them to sleep.

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