Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi
  

Goodnight, Ark

Written by Laura Sassi
Illustrated by Jane Chapman

RRP £9.99

Synopsis

Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi

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.Common Core Standards:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.4

Reviews

PreS-Gr 2-After the animals board the ark and find sleeping spots, Noah heads off for a well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, the sounds of rain, hail, lightning, and thunder wake the animals who soon seek refuge---two by two---in Noah's bed. The patriarch doesn't wake until the tipping ark startles the skunks, which release noxious fumes. After the excitement, Noah croons a sleepy tune to lull the restless passengers to sleep. Sassi's bouncy verse incorporates lots of onomatopoeia for the sounds of weather and animals. The quail Squee! Squee! Squawk! while hail pops and pings. Minimal text per page allows Chapman plenty of space to showcase the animals

's bed appear harmless until its collapse. Listeners will enjoy following the pairs from one illustration to the next. Despite the storm, the tone is reassuring, not frightening, making the book an obvious bedtime choice. Worthwhile companion titles include Susan Campbell Bartoletti's soothing Naamah and the Ark at Night (Candlewick, 2011) and Sandra Boynton's busy Going to Bed Book (Little Simon, 1982).-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato * School Library Journal *'

About the Author

Jane Chapman is a multi award-winning artist who has illustrated over one hundred books including five New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Southern England with her husband, Tim Warnes, two children and five chickens. Visit Jane Chapman at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Laura Sassi
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Publisher

ZonderKidz an imprint of Zondervan

Publication date

5th August 2014

ISBN

9780310737841


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