Monday, November 10, 2014

Noah A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy *Anything Goes Blog Hop #Giveaway

Welcome to the Anything Goes Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Review Wire and The Frugal Find. All participating blogs are offering a prize of at least $15. Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you berry hurry the hop ends on November 24th! Both The Review Wire and The Frugal Find are offering a prize you don't want to miss!

A Wordless Picture Book
by Mark Ludy

A hundred years before the Great Flood, a man named Noah came home talking crazy. God wanted him to build the biggest ship the world had ever seen. The future of humanity depended on it. How would his wife respond? What would the neighbors think? Was it even feasible?

This lavish reimagining of one of the greatest stories of all time will fascinate children and adults alike. Nuanced and playful, yet meticulous in following the biblical narrative, Mark Ludy’s world-class art digs deeper than the Sunday-school tale of cuddly animals, exploring Noah's relationship with his family, the natural world, God - and a formidable engineering challenge. One of the biggest things I look for in stories taken from God's Word, is are they changed too much? I  believe in capturing the story so that children will remember it as adults and when they read the scripture they know they were being taught the truth.

Several things were captured in the story that I loved. The relationship with Noah's wife and children is captured so beautifully. It actually depicts Noah's wife as being pregnant and having young boys. It took Noah 100 years to build the Ark, so it does make sense that in the time could have been when his sons were born. I hadn't really thought of it from this point of view, always assuming they were older and married when Noah started building. I thought this was in interesting twist. There wasn't a lot of interaction with the town's people and it was a little harder to tell that they were choosing to mock Noah, and not join him. Once the doors to the Ark shut, we know that no one chose to come with him other than his family. I really loved the depiction of Noah caring for the animals as well. The illustrations of the various animals is wondrous! 

To tell a beautiful story doesn't seem that difficult does it? Try telling it without words! There is a challenge to really get across the beauty of the story, especially one of the great stories of the Bible. Mark Lundy has done a wonderful job of expressing the beauty of this Bible story, simply through illustration. Breath taking illustrations! When you have to rely solely on the visual, it really makes you take notice of each and every detail expressed.

Bonus: Find Squeakers the mouse on every page!
 Win this gorgeous book! Noah
Ends Nov 24


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  1. I really like the poster "Polar Bear Kisses"! So cute! Very nice showcase of his talent on the website. :)

  2. I love how colorful they all are! My favorite is the Still Waters.

  3. They are so detailed and beautiful

  4. The details on Noah at his Drafting Table are wonderful.
    Sherry Compton

  5. I like the brilliant colors and sharp detail.

  6. I love how bright and vibrant the artwork is!

  7. I love Rainbow Covenant! The detail and colors are beautiful. Wonderful depiction of Noah's story.

  8. The love the colors and his detail on everything.

  9. How pretty and colorful are his drawings, I love this Shark Bait - Poster - found in the book When I Was a Girl... I Dreamed