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August 19, 2015

Wee Read Wednesday: Goodnight, Ark

ting's mom books goodnight ark book review
Now available in the popular board book format, a fun bedtime story that retells the familiar Noah’s Ark classic Bible story.

Goodnight, Ark tells the story of Noah and the animals as they try to sleep through the storm that is raging outside. But when the storm gets louder, boars, quails, elephants, snakes and a few other furry friends join Noah in bed, creating quite the commotion! Author Laura Sassi brings a humorous new dimension to one of the Bible’s most popular stories, giving a delightful glimpse into the emotional bond between Noah and the animals in his care. With sleek, buoyant verse and eye-catching illustrations by Bear Snores On illustrator Jane Chapman, this read-aloud bedtime tale is sure to become a favorite of children and parents alike.

Our Thoughts:
This book is so much fun!

Most of us know the story of Noah and the Ark, but this book takes a fun spin on it and makes it a ton of laughs for both of my kids. Ting thought the story of all the animals getting in bed with Noah was so hilarious. She laughed through the entire story, and then took the book and read it many times herself.

The sing-song rhyme of the story made it easy for Bug to follow along, and he absolutely loved the illustrations. All the animals piled high in Noah’s bed makes for a pretty funny picture. Since both of my kids are pretty leery of storms, this book also becomes a story they can easily relate to. Only I hope they don’t come jump in my bed next time it thunders, haha!

Of course, all the animals eventually fall asleep and we are able to tell everyone – including my kids – goodnight at the end of the story. This has become a fun bedtime story for our family. A great addition to any kids’ library.