I have a cloth book called Noah's Ark. It is a delight to see my Grandchildren turn the pages. Now you can add a board book, Noah's Wild Adventure, to your library and have no worries of pages being torn!
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Noah’s Wild Adventure
A Fun Googly Eyes Book
Written by Matt Mitter
Illustrated by Warner McGee
Zany animals with googly eyes look back at children from the pages of this colorful board book that tells the story of Noah and the wild adventure he embarked upon when God sent the Big Flood. With rhyming text, Scripture references, and “can’t-resist-shaking-them” huge peepers, children will learn this beloved Bible story in a way they won’t soon forget.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Mitter was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Over the past ten years, he has written dozens of children’s books, mostly in verse. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their dog, Hitch.
Warner McGee has been drawing and painting professionally for more than a decade. He earned his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and now does freelance work on projects from children’s picture books to advertising. He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Jacob, and Nicholas, and live in Savannah, Georgia.
Matt Mitter has also written Bible Animal Friends.
Warner McGee is the illustrator for:
Bible story Favorites
When God Made the Animals
Bible Animal Friends
Debra Gaynor says, "Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers"
Noah's Wild Adventure is a board book with googly eyes. The googly eyes are on the giraffe, monkey, mouse, and other animals. The brightly-colored illustrations are perfect for catching the attention of little ones. Also, the illustrations are made with round shapes and curved lines rather than harsh, straight lines. There are large animals and small creatures, like bugs. The illustrations are great.
The words are written in a sing-song manner. There is no denominal slant.
Isaac: "Rurrrr" He makes elephant sounds, using his arm as a trunk.
He points to the zebra, but he does not know what sound they make.
"Rainbows. Daddy said that they are in the sky."
"Momma, What is that?" He points to the foxes.
The wonderful thing about Noah's Wild Adventure is that it tells a story that Isaac likes hearing, but he also likes just looking at the illustrations. This book has gone everywhere with us for the last three days. It even kept him busy during his brother's basketball game. He likes shaking his head and rolling his eyes like the googly eyes. This book is perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Tanya Dennis says, "My kids love this book."
Matt Mitter and Warner McGee team up again for Noah's Wild Adventure: a fun googly eyes book. Each picture features one animal with big googly eyes. The classic story is told, from building the ark to the rainbow and God's promise, through rhyming poems. The book divides the story into five parts, providing subtitles and Biblical references for each.
Warner McGee does a fantastic job with the illustrations. The colors are vivid and playful; the depictions detailed and unique.
What I Like: My kids love this book! The googly eyes are definitely a hit, but they also love the story. I love the bright colors that fill each page. Also, despite thinner pages, this is a very sturdy book. Great for rough and tumble boys like mine.
What I Dislike: The rhyming does not always flow and the story is a little off. There is no explanation of why God is sending a flood. Also, the author spends one whole page talking about the panda crying from fear. It seemed an odd addition considering the short length of this book (just 12 pages).
Age Appeal: 4-8, according to the publisher, but I think even infants would enjoy this book.
Overall Rating: Upper side of Good.