Noah’s Ark: Peter Spier

Noah’s Ark

Author/Illustrator: Peter Spier
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Year: 1977
Brief Summary: In this nearly wordless book, Peter Spier shows us the story of Noah’s Ark from beginning to end, including all the messes Noah has to clean up.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Christopher Award, 1978′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Picture book’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honor List, 1980′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Illustration’ ‘ International’ ” ‘
National Book Award, 1982′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Children”s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
New York Times Best Illustrated Children”s Books of the Year, 1977′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ”
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1978′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Read the poem in the beginning of the book.  How did it describe the ark?  What kind of animals did Noah find?  How did the poet describe the various animals?
  • Find rhyming pairs in the poem.  Play a matching game with the words.
  • Study the illustrations in detail.  Have children tell the story based on their observations.

Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library

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