Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Picture Book Review and Giveaway: "Noah," by Mark Ludy (US & Canada)

Sometimes the best stories are told without words, as we find in the wordless picture book, Noah, by Mark Ludy. We all know the basic story -- how Noah builds a giant ark to protect his family and the world’s animals after God tells him that He will destroy the rest of the earth through a flood. But Noah allows us to fill in the words ourselves by viewing the intricate and detailed artwork of Mark Ludy.

The best word I can think of to describe Ludy’s drawings is “alive” because one can truly feel the emotion in the faces of Noah and his family, and one feels like part of the action that’s taking place in the story. This is not your typical children’s book filled with cute little animals; it is a realistic depiction of one of the greatest stories ever told. However, there is one fun detail for the kids: They can look for Squeakers the mouse on every page! (Can you find him on this page?)

Noah is a hardcover book filled with 64 pages of stunning pictures. It makes an ideal gift for families, but also for those who appreciate beautiful artwork.

About the author: Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books, including The Farmer, the Flower Man, The Grump, When I was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Mark Ludy’s website: www.markludy.com
Official NOAH website: www.plough.com/en/ebooks/n/noah


One lucky family will receive their own hardcover copy of Noah, by Mark Ludy. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC, for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


  1. I think Grump looks pretty fun!

  2. I'd like to read JuJo. Thanks.

  3. Suzanne Marble11:13 AM

    lost at sea

  4. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Wow! These books look so unique and .. well, interesting! I am impressed, and would love to check them all out! But to pick one, it would be Lost at Sea. Thanks for the giveaway! Alyssa C, foreversunshine00@gmail.com

  5. the flower man. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

  6. Harry Hornacre; First Day of School

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  7. The Flower Man looks good!

  8. Grump, The - Paperback.

  9. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I think my kids would like to read The Farmer
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. Anonymous9:50 PM

    I would like to read The Grump


  11. Anonymous1:43 AM

    Nephew loves his sunday school, so know he would love this book. Thanks for the contest.

    Vera Wilon

  12. I'd like to read When I Was A Girl... I Dreamed.

  13. Anonymous12:32 PM

    23 Lost at Sea
    Dennise Brown

  14. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I would love to have "The Flower Man"


  15. I would like to gift the book "When I Was A Girl ... " to my friend Anissia & her 2 y/o daughter Xali


  16. Jennifer Rogers8:44 AM

    We would also like to read When I was A Girl I dreamed!
    Jennifer Rogers

  17. Daniel M11:04 PM

    The Flower Man looks good too - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  18. I would like 23 Lost at Sea. I love the illustrations to all of these books!

  19. I would like When I was a Boy, love the pictures

  20. I would like to see The Flower Man book

  21. I like When I was a Boy, I dreamed. Thank you


  22. I would like to read Grump. Thank you!!

  23. I would LOVE to read The Flower Man :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com


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