Friday, April 18, 2014

Noah and the Mighty Ark by Rhonda Gowler Greene

Have you ever read a book whose story is so familiar, but the author has such a fabulous take on it that makes it very entertaining?  Noah and the Mighty Ark is most definitely one of those books!

While it does follow the basic well-known biblical story of Noah and the Ark, what I like about it is all of the onomatopoeia and text features the author uses to engage the reader.  Here's one of my favorites (with attempts at similar font sizes!)

The tiny gnat,
The BIG, BLACK BEAR.
From far and wide, he called each pair
That crept or crawled
Or hopped or flew
Or stomped or tromped, or s-s-slithered too.

While I wouldn't be able to read a story like this to teach literary devices in the public school, this would be an awesome book to use if you home school or work in a Christian school!  For now, this will be a fun one to read to my daughter and a great group of little ones in the nursery!

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