If you like surprise endings, you will LOVE Laura Sassi’s picture book, GOODNIGHT, ARK.
This new take on the story of Noah’s ark is written in short, pithy rhymes, beginning with:
Bed are ready.
Food is stored.
The storm bringing the rain that floats the boat is a bit scary. Some of the animals find it hard to sleep. Now for the surprise: But I’m not telling.
Eventually everyone gets back to bed and
In the dark.
Sometimes kids need to know that other people (and critters) have a hard time sleeping, but going to sleep can be fun. This is a special bedtime book.
The illustrations by Jane Chapman add a whimsical aspect to the story with pairs of some of the usual—and some unusual—animals on the ark. The double-spread outside view of the ark in the storm is quite beautiful.
I am happy to share with you that Laura and I are in a critique group together, Pens and Brushes. She is an excellent critiquer and has a beautiful blog, Laura Sassi Tales, http://laurasassitales.wordpress.com/
Laura lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and a black Cockapoo named Sophie. She has a facility for telling humorous stories in rhyme. Her work has appeared in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ladybug, Spider and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr.
I recommend GOODNIGHT, ARK for people aged 3 and up.
It’s published by Zonderkidz and is available at your local bookstore and Amazon.