The Animals' Ark by Marianne DubucThe Animals' Ark by Marianne Dubuc

The Animals' Ark

byMarianne DubucIllustratorMarianne Dubuc

Picture Books | April 5, 2016

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In this delightful picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Marianne Dubuc retells the biblical story of the ark voyage from the animals' perspective. It begins with a light rain in the animal kingdom that turns heavier and steadier until all the land is flooded. The animals are huddled together atop a hill, the only dry spot left, when they spy a boat coming toward them. Rescue! The smiling captain, Mr. Noah, invites them to board, two by two. At first, the animals enjoy settling in and finding ways to amuse themselves --- the sheep play leapfrog, the ladybugs play dominoes, a chameleon plays hide-and-seek. But as it continues to rain, and rain, and rain, things grow testy below deck. The animals are getting on one another's nerves. And all of them are wondering, will the rain ever stop?

With sweet, warm illustrations, this is a creative and child-friendly version of the well-known journey story. The playful animal drawings are filled with details and sly jokes, making them great fun for children to spend time with. This book makes a wonderful read-aloud, either for its connection to the biblical tale or merely as a lighthearted animal story. With the focus on how the different species fare individually and together, it would also work as an exploration of animals and their unique behaviors. It could easily spark discussions about how children might use cooperation, respect and kindness in trying circumstances as well.
Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and La Mer, which received a 2008 Prix LUX/Grafika prize. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book A...
Title:The Animals' ArkFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:96 pages, 7.5 × 7.25 × 0.62 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771386231

ISBN - 13:9781771386234


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it! Very beautiful pictures and a nice version of the ark story.
Date published: 2017-04-06

Editorial Reviews

This take on Noah's ark will be an excellent addition to any collection for emerging readers.-School Library Journal - Starred Review