Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins


Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins

Then the animals came, two by two ...two by two ...into the ark... There have been numerous picture-book versions of the Old Testament tale of Noah and his ark, but none as simply told and boldly illustrated for young children as this rainbow-filled version by Lucy Cousins.


Lucy Cousins has done it again! This is the perfect NOAH'S ARK for the youngest child. American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists In a straightforward, simple text, Cousins tells the familiar story without embellishment. What makes this version memorable is the vibrant artwork ... Effective layout and clearly defined shapes enhance the book's potential for use with groups. - School Library Journal A striking, inviting retelling of the Old Testament story ... Both art and text are simple and graceful, and the commanding story is well served with the joyful colors and bold art ... The story is dramatic; the art, brilliant. Horn Book, starred review, The

About the Author

Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins was born in 1964, attending a school in Kent. After doing a foundation course at Canterbury College, Lucy did a BA Honours in Graphic Design, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art.

Lucy finds that illustration comes more easily to her than writing, which tends to work around the drawings. "I draw by heart," she says. "I think about what children would like by going back to my own childlike instincts." And what instincts they are! Lucy now has more than 12 million books in print, including picture books, sticker books, cloth books, colouring books, board books, pull-the-tab and lift-the-flap books, three-dimensional play sets, a clock book... Where does the prolific Lucy - a mother of four children - find the energy? "I'm quite disciplined," she says of her productivity. "If I'm having an 'ideas' day, I just sit at my desk and draw and write until I feel something is happening - though I admit that this is usually helped by a cup of tea, some lively music, and an abundance of sunshine." As for outside inspiration, she says she's sometimes influenced by the work of other artists, as long as those artists are children. Says the author-illustrator, "I get more pleasure and inspiration from walking around a primary school than from any art gallery."

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

6th June 2013



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