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At last all were gathered inside the ark. It heaved with animals, large and small. Mrs Noah wore a brand-new coat, with a hood and a cape - and very deep pockets. Lots of pockets. When Mr Noah builds the ark, he makes two lists - one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he will leave behind. Meanwhile, Mrs Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. Lots of pockets.
I suspect this will make it onto my list of favourite books of 2017. Lyrical, witty, SO beautiful, and just a tiny bit subversive. Superb. Playing by the Book
The beautiful, other-worldly illustrations by James Mayhew encapsulate the dreamlike feel of the story; they combine collage, shape and print-making to excellent effect. The lyrical text carries a significant message about our stewardship of the world. An unusual and thoughtful book. Parents in Touch
One of the most familiar of the biblical stories is retold with a surprising twist in this beautiful book. A thoughtful text is accompanied by stunning illustrations making this a satisfying and charming read. Highly recommended. Bookbag 5 star review
Stunning from start to finish, with sumptuous eye-catching artwork beautifully woven around this new twist on the well-known tale... When the story draws to a close, it'll definitely stick in your mind and we'd easily predict that this is bound to become one of the most talked about and visually stunning books of the year. Read It, Daddy!
This totally fresh and original take on the Noah's Ark story is an absolute bobby-dazzler and what an inspired author/artist pairing. Jackie Morris' s powerful prose is honed to perfection so that not a single word is superfluous. Red Reading Hub
|Publication date:||7th September 2017|
|Publisher:||Otter-Barry Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Ecological and Environmental, Family / Home Stories, Religion / Bible Stories, Animals, Traditional Tales|
Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The ...More About Jackie Morris
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