Children's Christian Fiction

Children’s Book Review | Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi, illustrated by Jane Chapman Published by Zonderkidz August 2014
“Goodnight, Ark” Written by Laura Sassi Illustrated by Jane Chapman | Zonderkidz Publishing | August 2014 ISBN-13: 9780310737841

Publisher’s Description: 

Beds are ready. 

Food is stored.

Noah hollers,

“All aboard!”

It’s bedtime on Noah’s ark, but the animals can’t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah’s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm.

My Review: 

I was immediately drawn to this book on account of the vibrant and adorable cover. For the same reason, my daughter eagerly agreed to read it with me when it arrived in the mail. Since our initial read through we have revisited this book a number of times. 

Goodnight, Ark is an enjoyable read aloud book for both parents and children alike. Children will delight in the playfully funny story and the lovable almost snuggly looking animals will capture their imaginations. Parents will appreciate the ease of reciting the sing-song rhyme. Additionally, the ellipsis that appear before the turn of each page leave the reader and listener(s) anticipating the conclusion of the stanza. 

Apart from the name there are no other attributes that make this a Christian storybook. It could just as easily be titled “Goodnight Zookeeper” because there are no scriptural references or mentions of God in the text.

4 stars

I received this book free from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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