I was graciously given a copy of Noah A Wordless Picture Book at no cost to help facilitate this review. However, this does not influence my thought or reactions of this book.
A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it.
How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?
This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike.
Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring Noah’s relationship with his family, the natural world, God – and a formidable engineering challenge.
Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.
I can not praise this book enough! Originally I wanted it for the jaw-dropping illustrations, but who knew that those same illustrations would tell a story full of emotion without one typed word.
Turning each page was like fully living out the adventure. No matter how many times the kids and I picked up the book, new things were discovered that we had not noticed before. Noah A Wordless Picture Book has a special place on our bookshelf, and a very special place held in my kids hearts. This has become their all-time favorite bedtime story.
Even my older kids love this book. Not just because of the pictures, but because they have become obsessed with finding Squeakers. Let’s be honest I have also become obsessed with finding Squeakers.
Who is Squeakers, you are probably asking. Squeakers is a mouse that is included on each page of this book. And you are left to try and locate him. You would think that it would be easy right? It’s just a child’s picture book. Well, it is not- as we still have not found them all. I keep hearing the kids, even now, saying “There he is!” “Nope that isn’t him”, “YES it is”, NO it is not”, “MOM, HELP!”- unto which I cannot.
The illustrations that Mark Ludy has created are beyond amazing. I have never seen a talent as unique and breathtaking as his. Noah A Wordless Picture Book is one that I highly recommend, whether you have small children or not. It is a masterpiece within itself.
Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed is his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.