Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Book Review: "Nora's Ark"
Prolific author and poet Eileen Spinelli has written more than 40 celebrated books for kids. Now she’s using her talent to reimagine a favorite Bible story in the new children’s book, NORA’S ARK (Zonderkidz; $14.99; February 2013).
With beautiful purple-hued artwork designed by award-winning illustrator Nora Hilb, NORA’S ARK introduces an ambitious young girl who attempts to recreate the biblical story of Noah’s Ark in her own backyard.
I absolutely love the story line in this brand new children's book! I know one time my kids and I reenacted the "Jonah" Bible story which reminded me of this story.
As a parent it is exciting to hear or see your child retell or react a story they have heard, and even more proud when it is a Bible Story. Nora is an adorable girl who is pretending to be Noah and even though she does not do it exact her imagination runs wild with the story and her innocence shines through.
My kids both enjoyed the story and the pictures inside. My daughter is very familiar with Noah's Ark and she loved seeing Nora trying to be Noah. I think I might find her doing a similar thing this spring when we have the spring rains.
This is a must read for any Parent, Grandparent, or Sunday School Teacher.