Review: Goodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi

September 2, 2014

Title: Goodnight, Ark
Author: Laura Sassi
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0-310-73784-1
Publication Date: August 4th, 2014

Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, All aboard! It s bedtime on Noah s ark, but the animals can t sleep because of the storm. Two by two, they crowd into Noah s bed, creating a sticky situation. Will Noah ever get them back to their own beds? Climb aboard the ark for this rollicking, yet ultimately restful bedtime story as Noah finds a way to make things calm and cozy, even in the midst of a storm.
There is just something about Noah Ark stories that are just special. I think it is because of all of the animals...and hey, who doesn't love animals?!

I read this book to my littles the other night and it was a hit! With the storytelling told in rhyme it was a fun flowing little tale of the animals, scared of the storm running to join Noah in his bed, while he snoozes the night away. Two by two the creep, slither, and jump aboard without his knowledge.

The pictures are vibrant and fun and enhance the story with cuteness of the animals. The littles loved how the tigers would sleep just like her cats and also that her favorite animal right now was featured, the skunk! (Inside joke about those little critters.) She loved that a skunk would hang on Noah shoulder. Many giggles over that were had.

The books is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It offered laughs, but also a reminder of needing to settle down and get some rest, and that a snuggle during a storm is OK.

This book, by request of the littles, is going on the bedtime bookshelf.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Laura Sassi has a passion for telling humorous stories in rhyme. She writes daily from her century-old home in New Jersey where she lives with her husband, two children, and a black Cockapoo named Sophie. Her poems, stories, articles, and crafts have appeared in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ladybug, Spider and Focus on the Family's Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. GOODNIGHT, ARK is her first picture book.

Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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