All Aboard the Ark: Book Review

All Aboard the Ark

Book Description

All Aboard the Ark pairs simple rhyming text with charming watercolor illustrations in this delightful board book perfect for little ones.

All Aboard the Ark

Keep in mind that I have 5 adorable grandchildren who love to hear a good story!  Naturally we read lots of kid's books around my house. I have reviewed lots of board books over time, so you can take a peek towards the end of this post if you're interested.

The Friday #56

With the format of a  board book only having 24 pages with very little text, here is my favorite rhyme at the very beginning:

"Sun is high. Rain is coming.
God calls out. We come running."

My Thoughts

An adorable board book for young children, ages 2-4 and 4-8. It's a quick read with short rhymes to memorize. Just right for a bedtime story. So many animals will keep young children's attention, especially seeing the many pastel illustrations of animals. You'll find kids engaging with purple elephants, lavender giraffes and pink bunnies! Plus, there's some more fun loving animals with warm smiling faces. Everyone seems warm and content inside the ark that produces a feeling and sense of security that all is well. The story itself is a stream lined version of the Bible account of Noah's Ark for young minds to discover and learn from an animal perspective. The animals come running into the ark, they take a bath in a wooden tub and it's at this point you'll hear the children giggle! Once all 5 animals see the birdie with the leaf, they step outside 2 by 2 and dance under the rainbow sign in the sky of God's forever love. Soon they all fall fast asleep under the starry skies. Cute book! My favorite part of the book is the opening rhyme. The book is best suited for preschool. Keep in mind, it leaves out so much more from a Biblical account for the K-1st grade children.

4/5 stars. Recommend for home and church library. Good one for gift giving, too. Liked it!
All Aboard the Ark
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 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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No Need To Walk It Alone

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And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. -- Hebrews 10:24-25 (Bible Gateway)
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As an only child (yes, that's me!) I struggled with fitting in. Belonging to a small family and sitting at my piano and playing for hours was my comfort zone. As I started to experience friendships with many playmates as a little girl, I connected more and more with other families. By the time I reached high school and sang in the choir, I gleaned an understanding of contentment. By that I mean, it was well with my soul to belong to something that was much bigger than myself with other people.

Having known the Lord now for 40 years, and just celebrated our 40th anniversary, it is my experience that we really were not meant to go it alone. It is a blessing to belong to the family of God and merge (grow) with a community of believers. In fact, God tells us to go! You see, the invite is in His word... 'not giving up meeting together.' Once you have seen and felt corporate worship, you will never be the same. Again I think it's belonging to something huge and it makes you feel good inside. (happy)

I believe God has gifted you with a story. Actually, it's His story that He's writing through the testimony of your life. He wants you to share your life story with others. We are called to shine the light wherever we go. What better place than to go to your local church and start the first day of the week resting, hearing the word and having fellowship with God's people.

So, what is keeping you from going? Why walk alone? My heart hurts to think of so many people that feel very inadequate and live in isolation. You know, God has loving care and compassion for you. He promises not to abandon you. He will always remember you! Gen.30.22 (Bible Gateway)

Having played the keyboard on various worship teams for over 30 years, I love all the beautiful songs about God's amazing grace. How he gives us a second chance, forgives us and lifts our guilt when we are deeply sorry for doing things are own way. The invitation for God's eternal plan of salvation is to come, just as you are.

Once you have made the right decision to follow Christ, then gather around all the other team players. No, no one is perfect but you'll find love, support, encouragement and prayer partners. Honestly, we really need accountability and that's a good thing. Now you can reach out to others who are weary in walking alone, feeling depressed and hopeless. Read about How To Defeat Discouragement.

We (collectively) have found hope in Jesus. We can sparkle for Him. No need to walk it alone... Won't you attend church?


 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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