Book Review: Noah and the Mighty Ark

Book Review: Noah and the Mighty Ark l LadyD Books

The beloved Bible story of Noah and his ark is brought to life with lyrical rhyming text by bestselling author Rhonda Gowler Greene and whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Margaret Spengler. Children will love hearing how Noah comforts all the animals on their journey, whether they fly, hop, crawl, stomp, or s-s-slither. Full of fun sound effects and helpful word pictures, Noah and the Mighty Ark is great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers, as well as parents who want an engaging way to teach their children the stories of God.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310732174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310732174

 Book Review


A well-known Biblical story written with rhyme and rhythm is sure to delight a young child. My 4 and 6-year-old grandsons listened quite easily to the story line being read to them and followed along, pointing to all the animals. Very engaging for children to see so many different types of animals enter the ark, live on the boat and then exit to safety with a beautiful rainbow of God's promise at the end. I thought the change of color in the text, from black to white was clever and easy on the eyes but as an adult, the blurry illustrated images are a bit disappointing for me but not for the children. This is a great addition to the home and church library.

4/5 stars. Recommend.

Biography (I like this author)

RHONDA GOWLER GREENE is the author of over 20 children's books. Her books have received various honors, such as School Library Journal Best Book, American Booksellers "Pick of the List," Children's Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, International Reading Association Children's Choice Book, Junior Library Guild selection, Michigan Reads One State One Children's Book Award, and also starred reviews.

A dynamic speaker, Rhonda loves presenting at schools, libraries, and conferences. She especially likes talking to students of all ages about how to improve their writing.

Noah and the Mighty Ark

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