The Beginner’s Bible: Noah and the Noisy Ark is geared toward children ages 4 – 8 years old. My younger two are benefiting from this book. I have my six-year-old son read it aloud during our reading times and my toddler loves looking through and pointing at the pictures while listening. The book has a fun shape which makes little ones all the more eager to open it open and have look through. The little handle at the top makes this a fun book for children to carry around.
I noticed the word noisy in the title so I imagined that perhaps the retelling of Noah’s story would have some sort of emphasis on sound. For example, Noah banging with the hammer, the drip-drop sound of the rain, the roar of the lion, but I was wrong. I’m not entirely sure why the word “noisy” was included in the title. I imagine it was a noisy ordeal but this isn’t pointed out at all in the book. There’s nothing wrong with the story it’s just the title that gave me some false expectations.
This book is very kid-friendly. There are no scary scenes. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The sentences are easy for beginner readers and written in a format that’s simple enough for young children to understand.
Overall, this would make a nice addition for younger children at home or at church if you are looking for a basic Noah’s Ark story to elaborate on.
Required Federal Trade Commission Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the Zonderkidz, Z Blog Squad blogger review program in exchange for an honest review.