Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney

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My Caldecott challenge: Although these Caldecott winner and honor books are not, for the most part, books I’ve read aloud to my son, I still found them interesting. A few I had strong negative opinions of; they show that even books that earned the Caldecott award do become dated!

A familiar religious story can be incredibly impressive when transferred, with talent, to a picture book. In Noah’s Ark (Caldecott Honor, 2003), Jerry Pinkney has creatively and faithfully captured the Biblical story of Noah using pencil, colored pencil, and watercolors.

Many of the pictures are quite busy. While many Noah’s Ark stories I’ve seen have been cartoony, this one is realistic and mature. In the end, the only word I have to describe the illustrations is “majestic.”  The artwork is impressive and the overall work complete and thorough.

Reviewed on November 15, 2010

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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