My children are 10 and 16 so I don’t usually browse picture books but I have been known to pick some up for my nephew who is under 2 years old. Before I had looked at Noah: A Wordless Picture Book, I planned to pass it along to him. However, after just looking at a few of the pages drawn by Mark Ludy I knew the book would not be leaving my book shelf. Mark Ludy has managed to bring forth the story of Noah without a single word in each of his drawings. I was so impressed with the drawings that I had to share with not only my husband and children but with my parents. My daughter (who is 10) has been caught looking thru the book on numerous occasions drawn into the pictures that Mark Ludy has expertly drawn.
He retells the classic story of Noah starting with the message from God that he received 100 years before the Great Flood. He follows the storyline but digs deeper than most children’s telling and doesn’t just draw cuddly animals and a big ship. You can really feel the relationship between the characters and the story. The book goes all the way to the rainbow and them returning to land.
Noah: A Wordless Picture Book is not the only book that Mark Ludy has illustrated or written. He has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.
As an extra fun bonus, you can search for Squeakers the mouse on every page. This is fun way to explore the drawings deeper and marvel at Mark Ludy’s handiwork. It is also a great contest to have with the family to see who can find Squeakers the fastest. I highly recommend this book and since I won’t give up my copy to anyone, I have a chance for you to win a copy for your family below.
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