Friday, April 18, 2014

Noah and the Mighty Ark by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Margaret Spengler

On the day of the arrival of this sweet and beautiful book my three year old granddaughter happened to be here. We opened the package together and she pulled out the book. "Oh, Nanny, look! A pretty book!" We sat and opened the pages. She was immediately captivated by the illustrations. They are beautifully created. Peyton loved the bright colors. 

For my three year old granddaughter the story captured just enough for her little mind to comprehend. Noah and the ark is a story that I have been sharing with her for the last year. This is a great beginning for little ones. I have seen reviews that said there wasn't enough information. Not enough subject on sin and so on. For me, little minds cannot be carry such heavy information. I thought the story line was perfect. Just enough to capture their imagination and short enough that they will want to come back to the story again and again. This is the opportunity of the reader to share more information and answer questions for the little ones interested. I say, let them ask the questions and be ready to explore more of the story. 

Again, this is a sweet and tender read. Beautifully done. These ladies have done a wondrous job of allowing little ones to be intrigued. This would make a great addition to your library for your little ones. 

This book was a gift from Zondervan for sharing my review with you. 

Rhonda Gowler Greene is athe author of over twenty picture books. Her books received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Children's Book Council Showcase Book, and Bank Street College Best Book. Rhonda lives with her husband, Gary, in a house overflowing with books in West Bloomfield, Michigan. They have four grown children. For more information, visit her on the web at www.rhondagowlergreene.com 

Margaret Spengler was born and still resides in Northern California. Since receiving her BFA from Art Center College of Design, she has worked as an illustrator and designer. Her other books include The Happiest Hippo in the World, There's an Animal Strike at the Zoo, and Little Loon and Papa
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