Friday, October 31, 2014

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book - REVIEWED

About the 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 re-imagining 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. 

My Thoughts:
This is my favorite picture in the book:

Don't you just LOVE the detail in this picture!?  Every single page is just this rich!  The expressions, the actions, the entire story of the flood is richly told in pictures!  

My children are 19 and 21 years old, and we had a blast telling the story of Noah with these pictures!   My oldest son was brilliant in the telling!  

The fact that three adults can sit down and enjoy this book is proof of its brilliance!  I can't wait to "read" it to my great-niece this weekend!  She is the target audience, and I bet she will love it!

This book was my introduction to Mark Ludy's work, and he has totally captured my imagination!

About the Author: ( from his website)

Mark and his family have recently moved back to Colorado (33 years of life have already been lived here so this is more "home" then anywhere.) and they are living in the South Denver area. He is an author and illustrater of a number of children's books as well as being a regular speaker in schools. 
At a young age he loved to draw... draw on everything and anything. He never would have thought he would one day make a living from his doodles and crazy ideas. But he is now very happy to use his gifts in the arts to make people smile, feel good, be encouraged, inspired... and challenged. 

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