“Cuddle with your little one and discover the powerful story of Noah’s ark told especially for the smallest children through simple words and vivid, captivating illustrations,” the back jacket cover states in Zondervan’s children’s book, The Baby Beginner’s Bible: Noah’s Ark.
Part of The Baby Beginner’s Bible series, this small fourteen-page board book targets young ones from birth to five years old. With its thick cardboard pages having rounded corners, it contains the story of Noah and his ark taken from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. With no violent scenes, it would best be read out loud to non-readers or beginner readers who like to look at pictures due to their limited reading comprehension level.
With colorful and simplistic but easy-to-decipher illustrations, the cartoon designs show happy characters of Noah and his family along with dogs, bears, horses, rabbits, snakes, ducks, and a myriad of other animals. Under each illustration are single words such as Noah, family, build, ark, animals, rain, calm, bird, land, and rainbow.
Containing a two-page condensed version from Genesis 6 through 9 at the back of the book, an adult can read out loud the well-known story but may have to flip back and forth to the corresponding renditions. Not mentioning that everyone outside of the ark perished when the waters rose or including the Almighty within the artworks, the book does explain that God told Noah to build the ark and protected his family and him.
With repetitive viewing of the words that match their pictures, young children can memorize letters of the alphabet and how to spell words. Although some of the words are more complicated, a little one can trace his or her finger over the decent-sized letters, find the spotted puppy throughout the pages, name the bright colors, and count the paired animals.
This board book is a nice size to be used when traveling in a car, attending a church service, or reading at bedtime. It would make an excellent gift to begin the process of teaching young ones the stories of God and the Bible.
There are no detailed author and illustrator information or biographies given; the Bible version used is not provided.
Thanks to Zondervan for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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