Noah and the Great Big Boat
by Antonia Woodward
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Pub Date 19 Jul 2019 | Archive Date 07 Apr 2020
Lion Hudson Ltd, Lion Children's Bks
Average rating from 22 members
Great up to date account of a biblical story from the book of Genesis loved and remembered by children of a certain age who grew up going to Sunday school.
Some traditionalist might take exception to the lack of ole fashioned terms like Ark and Sin; the May find it strange that the word Flood is also missing.
Not-picking they would be and failing to appreciate the modest twist on this epic story.
The essence is here. The biblical references are made and we have the menagerie of animals, Noah, God and that promise signed by a rainbow.
A talented author who has so many stories to bring before us. She is only restricted by her imagination which shows no bounds in her wonderful illustrations.
The text and drawings melt into a flowing narrative and the print is cleverly adjusted at times to add to the drama and message for children.
A great resource for parents that brings bible stories accessible to all.
The illustrations in this book are stunning. My kids and I loved the layout, with the text flowing throughout the illustrations. Noah and the Great Big Boat was engaging, sharing the story of Noah without boring my children. They were entertained and asked for me to read it again...and again and again.
Thank you NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book for my honest feedback. This is a cute children's story about the Biblical Noah's Ark story. The illustrations are cute and enhance the story. The story is accurate and easy to follow. Young kids and early readers alike will enjoy this book.
A beautiful, colourful account of the story of Noah with child friendly language and text of differing sizes to really draw the reader in. The good earth has bright colours, while the bad place it has become is reflected with dull colours and angry faces fighting over a teddy bear. The well known story is retold with exciting vocabulary that could get children talking and with familiar animals depicted.
I would not hesitate to use this translation in school for RE lessons or collective worship, and will look out for others by the same author.
I received an eARC from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This was such a lovely story and I thought that the images were lovely, the story had a lovely flow to it. It is 4 stars from me, it was well written and I loved the images –highly recommended!!
Noah and the Great Big Boat is another delightful updated Bible story for children by Antonia Woodward. This is the second book I have read by this author. It is truly a perfect gift book for a child. The author gives the Biblical reference for those who wish to have a closer look at the original account. This version stays true to that account while also putting it in terms that children can easily understand.
It is a book that is aimed at children but a wide range of age would enjoy it. Parents who read it to young children would be like me impressed with the artwork as well as the simple retelling. Primary children would have no problems reading it or comprehending this story on their own.
I have seen several Noah’ Ark books over the years but none that I liked better than this one. Another paperback book to go on my grandchildren’s gift list.
The publisher through Net Galley provided a digital ARC. I have voluntarily decided to read and review, giving my personal opinions and thoughts.
Noah is my favourite Old Testament Story, so I was very happy to read this beautiful adaptation that allows younger readers access the biblical story.
The illustrations are stunning and will ensure this is a childhood favourite for years to come.
This is a beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark. It is simple and straight forward with the ending leaving the reader satisfied. Highly recommend for P-1 classrooms.
This is a cute retelling of the story of Noah's Ark. I liked this book, the illustrations and the simple language for young children to understand. I have read other children's versions of this story and always cringed a bit when it showed the other people that did not get on the ark. I also liked the explanation of the animals flocking to Noah, instead of him having to go out and locate them. My grandkids both liked this story. They have heard Noah's story, so were familiar with it. They tried to name all the animals they saw and then we ended up singing "Rise & Shine" a song about Noah they learned at VBS. This is a great book for a family, church or Sunday School library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
This simple, easy to understand version of the story of Noah and the ark is super cute! I loved the pictures and my kids did too. It’s easy to read with animation and makes the story even more attractive for little ones. A great introduction to Bible stories for little ones!
*I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
I LOVE Atonia Woodward’s books. This is the story of Noah and his ark as it is found in the Bible.
While true to the original, it is written in child appropriate language. Most illustrations cover the whole spread and manage to be stunning and super cute at the same time. The words and the pictures make a perfect combination. I’m a huge fan. I cannot say how much I love Woodward’s books and I'm definitely going to buy more of them!
If you want to introduce little ones to the Bible, Antonia’s books are perfect for younger children, age 2-4, I’d say.
Thank you NetGalley and Lion Hudson Ltd for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I received this ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a perfectly age appropriate telling of the story of Noah and his ark. The illustrations are beautiful and the font emphasizes the text.
*received from netgalley for honest review* Really cute art work (especially loved the sloths lol), Good version of noahs art for young children.
What I Loved: The illustrations were perfect. The animals were interesting and drew our attention. My daughter specifically liked the Lions, but they were all great.
How I Felt: The writing made the story easy for a child to understand. My 6 year old was very interested in this book, and asked if there were more books like this story. She wanted to know more.
To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for a pre-k to young elementary school child. It is a christian-based book and would be great for church libraries and nurseries.
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Noah is asked by God to build a boat. Noah works on it and then it is finished. God sends two of each animal to Noah to fill the boat. Once all the animals are there, it rains for 40 days and 40 nights. The boats saves the animals and Noah’s family. Once the rain stops, the must look for land to start over on.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
I'm not a religious person but it's a cute story, whether you are a believer or not. I love the illustrations and the simplicity of the wording. Easy for all ages to follow along.
Noah and the Great Big Boat by Antonia Woodward is a beautiful children's book. The illustrations are fun and the authors way with words kept my children on the edge of their seats as they listened to me read the story. I love that the author kept to the biblical account of Noah and the flood. This book would make a wonderful gift for any child.
Loved the illustrations in the book! I will be using it as a teaching tool for my Sunday School class.
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