11/12/14

NOAH: A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy Speaks Volumes without Words


By on 11/12/2014 12:36:00 PM

We were excited to review a copy of NOAH:  A Wordless Picture Book by author and illustrator, Mark Ludy.  Although our daughters are a bit old for a traditional picture book, Ludy offers  far more in his illustrative narrative of the story of Noah.  We are excited to not only share our review of NOAH: A Wordless Picture book--but, to give away a copy to one of our readers as well.  Simply enter to win a copy at the end of this post.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in our review.  All opinions and experiences are our own.

Quick Summary of NOAH: A Wordless Picture Book. 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. Immerse yourself in this stunning wordless epic. Whatever your age, you’ll never read this story in the same way again.

Bonus: Find Squeakers the mouse on every page! 

NOAH:  A Wordless Picture Book speaks volumes on every page.   This is truly one of the most beautifully illustrated children's books I think I've seen.  Ludy's attention to detail in every one of his illustrations--and to the intricate details of the story of Noah--make this book a delight for families. While Ludy's story is wordless--families must supply the narrative--the emotions portrayed on the faces and throughout the scenes speak  volumes on every page.  My daughters immediately understood the fears and doubts--and pain and joy present as the story unfolded.  It brought the emotions of the story to life in an incredible way!



Ludy's NOAH is a little dark--and maybe a little too true to life.  Some of the scenes were troubling to our youngest daughter...she's nearly 8.  Words such as scary, sad, and mean came to her mind as we talked about the book.  This isn't a cutesy little preschool story of Noah and the Ark....it depicts Noah and his struggles, his doubts, the ridicule, the pain--and his faith and ultimate peace. 

Would I recommend NOAH:  A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy?  Absolutely!  It is a beautiful retelling of Noah.  I don't think it's a book for children to "read" on their own--but rather for families to experience together.  There is no summary of the story for readers to use in narrating the wordless pages--so it may be wise to brush up a bit on the story before sitting down to read.  In addition to the story of Noah, Ludy draws in a little mouse he's named Squeakers on every page for families to find.  The girls spent quite a bit of time searching for the elusive Squeakers as well.


 Ludy does an amazing job hiding the little guy in some unexpected places!  Ludy's drawings and our words joined to bring the story of Noah to our girls in a very visual way (and today's kiddos are very visual!) that offered them an entirely new understanding of the long told story.

Buy Noah: A Wordless Picture Book  on Amazon

Enter to Win NOAH:  A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy

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.

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.”

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’s website
Official NOAH website


About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

24 comments :

  1. I would share this with my nephew, Noah.

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  2. I would share it with my grandchildren.

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  3. I would love to share this with my son.

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  4. I would share the book with our granddaughter.

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  5. This would be a gift for my little grandson.

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  6. I would love to share it with my grandchildren.

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  7. I would share with my niece. She LOVES animal books.

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  8. I would love to share this with my little niece. She can't read yet but loves to set and look through her books.

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  9. I would love to save this for my kids! I love books with a message.

    Carly D.

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  10. This would be for my Grand daughter, this would be good way to introduce her to Bible Stories.

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  11. I would love to share this with my son.

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  12. I will donate to a charity for needy children.

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  13. I would like to share with my niece.

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  14. I would like to win this for my son...I think he would really enjoy this book.
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  15. This would be for my 3 year old grandson.
    Susan Chester

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  16. I would love to share this book with my son as well as my nieces and nephew.

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  17. I would love to share it at church where I am the children's director!

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  18. I would love to share this with my son and daughter.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  19. It would go to my granddaughter.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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