Why Noah Chose the Dove

Why Noah Chose the Dove Singer s retelling from the Old Testament gives a new dimension to the story of the Flood Children will enjoy hearing the different animals praise their own special qualities so that each will be assu

  • Title: Why Noah Chose the Dove
  • Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer Eric Carle Elizabeth Shub
  • ISBN: 9780374483821
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Singer s retelling from the Old Testament gives a new dimension to the story of the Flood.Children will enjoy hearing the different animals praise their own special qualities so that each will be assured a place on Noah s Ark Of course, all are taken on board, but because the doveis the only one that did not boast, Noah makes the bird his messenger Commenting that there Singer s retelling from the Old Testament gives a new dimension to the story of the Flood.Children will enjoy hearing the different animals praise their own special qualities so that each will be assured a place on Noah s Ark Of course, all are taken on board, but because the doveis the only one that did not boast, Noah makes the bird his messenger Commenting that there are doves in the world today than there are ferocious beasts, Singers says, The dove lives happily without fighting It is the bird of peace Eric Carle s brightly colored collages make this an inviting addition to collections School Libaray Journal Eric Carle, who has a special way with animals, contributes sumptuous pictures to a book whichis not to be missed Publishers Weekly This great storyteller has put a new and mildly moral twist on the story of Noah s Arkd Eric Carle does not disappoint His cut out portraits of the animals are colorful and vigorous, and,combined with his paintings, varied and provocative This is good stuff for hungry little eyes The Boston Globe

    One thought on “Why Noah Chose the Dove”

    1. I am learning Spanish and one of the ways I am doing this is to read children's books in Spanish to increase my vocabulary and became familiar with simple sentence structure. Eric Carle's beautiful illustrations made it easy to follow and I have picked up a whole new vocabulary of animal sounds I hadn't previously learnt in Spanish.

    2. As Noah begins to collect the animals they begin to argue among themselves about who is the best among them. the dove sits in a tree and says nothing at first. He finally tells them that no animal is better than another because they are each different and have different gifts. Because of this Noah chooses him to the be messenger.

    3. If I could, I'd give this book 2.5 stars. What is great about it is Eric Carle's characteristic artwork, with its bright colors and its collage-like designs. Young children will also enjoy the variety of animals introduced. On the other hand, Singer's story, with its lesson about pride and humility, feels a bit heavy-handed.

    4. An old testament story retold by a great story teller and illustrated by a children's favourite illustrator. Each animal boasts their qualities but the Dove says nothing as "Each one of us has something the other doesn't have, given by God who created us all".A message of God given gifts and peace.

    5. A beautifully illustrated, beautifully told tale. Some of the vocabulary is a bit advanced for a preschooler.

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