Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Patch on the Peak of Ararat by Gary Bower & illustrated by Barbara Chotiner

ISBN: 9781496417442
Hardcover - Ages 4-8
My Thoughts:  Children love the beloved story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible and well they should because it is the story of God's love for a just man and the saving of mankind and the animal world during the cleansing waters of the Great Flood.

Take the style of the catchy rhyme "House That Jack Built" and reword it to tell this beloved Bible story, and you have a winning combination. Factor in some cute pictures that are stark, boldly colored, and engaging compelling children to return to this book time and time again.
This is the water that rained with the rush of a deafening downpour and gurgling gush.
And lifted the ark and each animal pair - hamster and hippo, hyena and hare. 
And as a reminder, the last page of the book tells the reader just where the story of Noah and the Ark is in the Bible - Genesis 6-9. Also the promise of God that..... "When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth." Genesis 9:16

By the time you've read through this a couple of times, the kids will be repeating the lines (they are, after all, repeated throughout the story) until they surely know God's love and covenant between Him and every living creature on earth.

I highly recommend.

About the book: The Faith that God Built series by Gary Bower uses the same whimsical style of storytelling as The House that Jack Built, using rhyme to introduce preschoolers through second graders to favorite Bible stories. Gary has a well-developed talent for creating engaging narratives that also teach biblical truth through rhyme.

In Patch on the Peak of Ararat, Noah follows God's plan, resulting in his rescue from destruction.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Pub. to facilitate a review. These are my own opinions and I was not compensated.


  1. Oooh, this one looks fantastic! I'll have to check it out!

  2. This does look like a fun one! Thanks for linking this up at Booknificent Thursday on!


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