Children will love this interactive new telling of the Noah’s ark story. With fun, rhyming text, each spread asks kids to guess which animal is heading toward the ark. The answer is revealed under the cleverly designed flap. With eye-catching illustrations and easy-to-understand text, Guess Who Noah’s Boat is sure to become a favorite.
The recommended age range for this book is 2 – 4 years old, which is a good guideline. It is a very sturdy board book that will stand up to little hands opening and closing the flaps many times!
There are many things to love about this book. The illustrations are colorful and the text is written with nice rhymes that appeal to children. Open the flap books are great to hold the attention of younger listeners. I think this book would be primarily a read-aloud for this age range. Although some children as young as 3 or 4 are beginning to read, some of the words and blends in this book will probably be problematic.
I only have a couple negative comments. First of all, I would have liked to have seen more of the story of Noah included. The only mention of God was on the very last page, where creatures were referred to as God’s creatures. I felt like it was a missed opportunity to educate children about God. Second of all, it would have been nice if the flaps were in a different location on each page so that children could have searched more for where the flap was. My children loved lift the flap books, especially when they had to find them and if there were several on one page to find.
Overall this is a great book for young children. If you are looking for a sturdy, visually appealing book for little ones to look through and listen while you read aloud, this one will not disappoint. Just be aware that they will not learn much more about Noah other than the fact he had a boat with animals on it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.