24pp., board, RRP $A14.99
No matter your choice of religion or lack of it, the story of the flood caused by rain for 40 days and 40 nights and how Noah, his family and a collection of animals survived it by living on the Ark transcends them all and has almost become part of the folklore children are expected to know.
This sturdy board book, the perfect size for little hands is a great introduction to this ageless story with its bright pictures and simple text. Religion and story aside, it is also a great story to start a myriad of investigations taking the learner on a journey of their fancy. They could investigate questions such as
Where did Noah live?
How big was the Ark?
How long is 40 days?
Why did he take two of each creature?
What makes rain?
What is a rainbow?
Geography, length, time, reproduction, family trees, weather, light and colour, history, can all be explored through this one story and each would lead to a better understanding of the world around them, something they strive to do. Such a rich story will be read over and over with something new to be discovered each time .Even if this board book version isn’t the one for your students seek out a version that is appropriate for your students, surround it with a myriad of questions and let them loose!