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Falling in love with picture books, all over again

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The most gorgeous book arrived in the mail today called Noah: A Wordless Picture Book. Beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe it. The artist,  Mark Ludy, raised a $36,000 Kickstarter campaign to get this book published. That shows you: 1) how darn expensive it is to publish a book these days, and 2) how much people believe in Ludy’s tallent.

What makes Noah different from the other Noah’s Ark books out there are the illustrations. Ludy’s work is on par with Graeme Base of Animalia, or James Gurney of Dinotopia. It is very imaginative. Koalas, polar bears and giraffes are all together on one page. Plus, Ludy digs deep into Noah’s relationship with his wife, which I thought was an interesting angle for the story.

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book is just what it says–a book without words–which will delight emergent readers, as well as parents with sore throats from reading so many books out loud. True picture books are hard to come across in bookstores. Whenever I see one I snap it up.

If you click over to Mark Ludy’s website you can see some of his artwork from the book. I dare you not to be impressed!

P.S. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion and review.


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