Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins

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A simple retelling of the biblical story of Noah features striking full-color illustrations of the inhabitants of the ark, from Noah with his snowy white beard to pink flamingos, green alligators, and large, gray elephants.
 

About Lucy Cousins

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English children's book author/illustrator Lucy Cousins was born on February 10, 1964. She studied at Canterbury College, received a BA Honours in Graphic Design from The Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Brighton Polytechnic, and earned a postgraduate degree from the Royal College of Art. Cousins is best known for creating the popular Maisy mouse character for preschool children. Her first book was published not long after she finished college, and Maisy even has her own successful television show.
 
Published August 2, 1993 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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An illustrator known for the innovative use of vibrant color and boldly informal, childlike depictions in her board books and memorable Mother Goose (The Little Dog Laughed, 1990, ALA Notable) offers a very simple, straightforward retelling (``God wanted to punish the wicked people, so he said to...

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In PW's words, ``The familiar gathering... before the great flood takes on a gentle and joyous tone as expressed by Cousins's brief and simple sentences and by her naive painted figures.'' Ages 2-up.

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With childlike verve, the talented colorist Cousins adapts the Bible story into a picture book for the very young.

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PW said of the original edition of Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins, ""The text will naturally have added appeal for those seeking an introduction to the literature of the Bible;

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In PW's words, ``The familiar gathering... before the great flood takes on a gentle and joyous tone as expressed by Cousins's brief and simple sentences and by her naive painted figures.'' Ages 2-up.

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