A Lark in the Ark

A Lark in the Ark

My Grandsons love lap books, board books and books with flaps!

A Lark in the Ark is a loopy lift-the-flap book (with over 25 flaps!)
Written by Peter Bently; Illustrated by Lynne Chapman
Age Range 2-5

This book has been nominated by children across the country, that is in the top ten books published in 2008, chosen by them! This is the only national book award in the UK that is voted on entirely by children.
http://kidslit.menashalibrary.org/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/2700

In this humorous picture book, a familiar story is given an imaginative twist. The constant rain is making everyone on board the ark a little bored, so Noah suggests a game of hide-and-seek to have some fun. Where will they hide? Will they dare to hide in the only room which says NO ANIMALS? Our young testers relished lifting the flaps to reveal wacky comments including ‘llamas in pajamas’ and ‘owls in towels’. The last spread provides a final surprise – a fold out story page which reveals all the animals having lots of fun on the ark. A wonderful interactive story!
http://kidslit.menashalibrary.org/2009/02/red-house-childrens-book-award.html#trackback

Synopsis

All aboard for a silly game of hide-and-seek! It's raining - again! - and Noah and the animals are bored. So they play hide and seek. But Noah can't find so much as a feather, although he's searched the ark from top to bottom. There's only one place left they could be. The room with the sign on the door that says NO ANIMALS - Mr. and Mrs Noah's bedroom. Although when Noah opens the door, the room is suspiciously empty...But who's that wriggling under the duvet? Llamas in pajamas and baboons in pink pantaloons! And who's that squashed behind the chest of drawers?Bears in flares and wombats in combats!Lift each flap to reveal the animals hiding, all dressed up in Mr. and Mrs. Noah's clothes!Watch out, because the silliness is infectious...

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=6093865

Lynne Chapman has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Visit her profile
www.myspace.com/lynnechapman

Noah can’t find so much as a feather, although he’s searched the ark from top to bottom for his playmates. There’s only one place left they could be, and that's the room with the sign on the door that says NO ANIMALS—Mr. and Mrs. Noah’s bedroom. When Noah opens the door, the room is suspiciously empty . . .


But who’s that wriggling under the duvet?
Llamas in pyjamas and baboons in pink pantaloons!

And who’s that squashed behind the chest of drawers?
Bears in flares and wombats in combats!


Lift 25 double-sided flaps and a large fold-out flap on the final page to reveal the animals hiding, dressed ridiculously in Mr. and Mrs. Noah’s clothes!

Peter Bently's other books include Noisy Noisy Astronauts and A Shark in the Dark. Lynne Chapman has illustrated more than 30 children’s books, including Big Bad Wolf Is Good, Class Two at the Zoo, Open Wide!, Smudge's Grumpy Day, and When Cows Come Home for Christmas.


-- LadyD





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