“Noah” A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy, review
This is a wonderful picture book telling the story of Noah. The illustrations are beautiful and complex. At first reading, it is easy to follow the basic story. But with a further, slower look, the details of the story become apparent. This book was marketed to me as perfect for toddlers, but I must disagree. Toddlers will not appreciate this book as it is too long and the pictures just too complicated. But it is perfect for elementary age students, even if they can read, especially boys. There are so many wonderful details in the pictures that share emotions and relationship issues. I think this would make a great gift for a long car or plane trip, so the youngster can have a lot of uninterrupted time to just ponder the pictures.
About the story, the author does include some of his own ideas about the story from the Bible- depicting the building, homes, and even clothing in an different ways that I had imagined. Nothing takes away from the honest telling of the timeless story of God’s judgment and promises.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Plough Publishing House, as a member of Handlebar review group. All opinions expressed are my own.