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Mark Ludy’s latest book will appeal to adults and
children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly
animals on Noah’s ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines
Noah’s relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity.
Ludy’s world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first
time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the
nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It’s
immersive and epic in scale and scope. The wordless format invites
conversation and storytelling, key building blocks of literacy. And as
with his previous books, Ludy’s signature mouse Squeakers appears hidden
on every page.

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Reviews for Noah: A Wordless Picture Book:

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Oct 17, 2014

There is a tremendous amount of work and artistic skill involved in producing Noah: A Wordless Picture Book. The art is reminiscent of "comic" book style in my opinion. There is a place for a variety of art styles and there is a consumer market for each. My preferred taste does not include this style for the telling of stories from the Bible. However, that does not mean it does not have a place and a purpose in the telling of God's word. If accurate to The Word, it has a place.

I found Noah There is a tremendous amount of work and artistic skill involved in producing Noah: A Wordless Picture Book. The art is reminiscent of "comic" book style in my opinion. There is a place for a variety of art styles and there is a consumer market for each. My preferred taste does not include this style for the telling of stories from the Bible. However, that does not mean it does not have a place and a purpose in the telling of God's word. If accurate to The Word, it has a place.

I found Noah rather intense, dark, and foreboding (on some pages). Of course, that period in the span of mankind's history was intense and terrible. God judged man. However, the levity of the art in places and the darkness of the art telling the story of Noah and God's judging man are just difficult to reconcile.

Now the question is, for whom is this book appropriate? Typically a picture book is for the very young, the non-reader. Or perhaps for the early reader. However, Noah: A Wordless Picture Book is simply too intense as presented here for a very young child to grasp. You have to know the story of Noah and of the flood. The story of God "shutting the door." Know that all creatures and people except for those on the ark perished. Now how can a child grasp the magnitude of those facts?

So for whom is the book designed? Older children and adults who know the story. Perhaps a young child (not a very young child) can "read" it prompted by an adult.

While I see value in this book and respect the skill and talent of Mark Lundy, it is not one I would purchase for my grandchildren. Perhaps it would be a good library book for a parent to check out and "read" to their children.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review from The Plough Publishing House publicist, Handlebar. Opinions are solely my own and I was not compensated for this review. ...more
5

Oct 28, 2014

I remember growing up and how much I really couldn't wait to be able to read. I would open each book I treasured and look at the pictures, trying so very hard to remember what the letters and words below each picture said or to remember how my mom read them to me. But no matter how much I tried, it would be quite a while before I would be able to put all those processes together of how letters sounded when combined with one another to form words and slowly over time, I grew to love reading so I remember growing up and how much I really couldn't wait to be able to read. I would open each book I treasured and look at the pictures, trying so very hard to remember what the letters and words below each picture said or to remember how my mom read them to me. But no matter how much I tried, it would be quite a while before I would be able to put all those processes together of how letters sounded when combined with one another to form words and slowly over time, I grew to love reading so much that I now read more than I ever did before.

That is why I couldn't wait to share one of the most incredible books, I've been blessed to review with you. From Mark Ludy, he created a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book on the story of Noah. So why is this important. Because of what I just shared with you. As a child, just being able to look at the pictures without seeing the words, creates such a lasting impression and provides a level of encouragement to your child as you look at the pictures and create your own story in terms your child can relate to, to accompany the pictures of Noah in this book.

They will feel a level of confidence and satisfaction as they in turn, get to "read" this book back to you so you can understand what they are learning and where you can correct them on the details from the Bible. This one will never grow old. There is even an added bonus challenge in this book as well, to try to find Squeakers the mouse on every single page. You simply have to see this amazing hardcover book to understand how beautiful and vivid the story comes alive in these illustrations.

Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children's books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he's not immersed in his sketchbooks, you'll find him in schools promoting art and literacy.

I received Noah: A Wordless Picture Book by Mark Ludy compliments of Propeller Consulting, LLC and Plough Publishing House for my honest review on this book. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. The hardcover book contains 64 beautifully illustrated pages for you and your child to enjoy as you go through the story of Noah together. It will be amazing to see just how your child will interpret the story just by looking at the pictures. I know it will be a book that they will LOVE "reading" to you night after night. I highly recommend this one and think Mark has captured the true essence of incorporating the love of books to children anywhere. Hands down it gets every single one of the 5 out of 5 stars in my book. ...more
5

Dec 29, 2014

I just want to gaze at this book and since there aren't words you can tell the story in as much or little detail as you want.
5

Jan 12, 2015

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8 (KJV)


In the Biblical account of Noah, in Genesis 6, God instructed Noah, Make thee an ark. Noah obeyed, building the ark to Gods specifications. When he was 600 years old, he gathered food for provisions, before he and his family, and male and female of every living thing boarded the ark so they would be saved from the mighty flood.

NOAH, by Mark Ludy, demonstrates this story flawlessly in this Wordless Picture Book.

Im in awe. Who knew “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Genesis 6:8 (KJV)


In the Biblical account of Noah, in Genesis 6, God instructed Noah, “Make thee an ark.” Noah obeyed, building the ark to God’s specifications. When he was 600 years old, he gathered food for provisions, before he and his family, and male and female of every living thing boarded the ark so they would be saved from the mighty flood.

NOAH, by Mark Ludy, demonstrates this story flawlessly in this Wordless Picture Book.

I’m in awe. Who knew that so much could be said without uttering a single word? The story is told beautifully and clearly by Mr. Ludy’s marvelous drawings – most certainly a gift from God.

Though this gorgeous hard cover book is geared toward 2-18 year-old readers, I feel the target age group is endless. The incredible illustrations are vivid, intricate, and breathtaking! What a beautiful portrait of God’s Word and the timeless importance of Noah’s faith and obedience.

NOAH is the first Wordless Picture Book I’ve read or reviewed. I truly hope it isn’t the last. I plan to search out other Ludy books, since this one has impressed me so.


I’m delighted I came upon this author, and I’m fascinated by his work. Memorable, stunning, and impactful artistry. I promise you, just as the back cover states, “you’ll never read this story in the same way again.”

A FUN BONUS: It might take some thorough searching, but cute little Squeakers can be found on every page!

About the Author:
Mark Ludy has written or illustrated eight children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, and Jujo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed in his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools promoting art and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife, daughter, and two sons.

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Pages: 64


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from Handlebar. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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Dec 13, 2019

While this book has lovely illustrations, I was taken aback by the depiction of a dinosaur in a harness pulling a wheeled platform for the trees that Noah is cutting down in the foreground.
I find this highly problematic. The number one reason is that dinosaurs went extinct 65 MILLION years ago, long before humans walked the planet. Since this is a bible story, which some people take as historical fact, and not an obvious work of fiction like Dinotopia, the inclusion of a dinosaur in the While this book has lovely illustrations, I was taken aback by the depiction of a dinosaur in a harness pulling a wheeled platform for the trees that Noah is cutting down in the foreground.
I find this highly problematic. The number one reason is that dinosaurs went extinct 65 MILLION years ago, long before humans walked the planet. Since this is a bible story, which some people take as historical fact, and not an obvious work of fiction like Dinotopia, the inclusion of a dinosaur in the illustration is saying to small children that dinosaurs and humans were on the planet at the same time, which is not the case. ...more
5

Feb 08, 2018

Beautiful illustrations with loads of detail ~ lots to talk about! A wonderful representation of a familiar Bible story. There is not a lot of religious imagery with the exception of shining light and moments of prayer. There are a few pages of people being swept up by the flood that might be scary for younger readers. This book offers great opportunity to extend understanding for readers who are just being introduced to this story.
5

Oct 06, 2014

About the Book:

Mark Ludy s latest book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noah s ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noah s relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludy s world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It s immersive and About the Book:

Mark Ludy s latest book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noah s ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noah s relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludy s world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It s immersive and epic in scale and scope. The wordless format invites conversation and storytelling, key building blocks of literacy. And as with his previous books, Ludy s signature mouse Squeakers appears hidden on every page."



About the Author:

Mark Ludy has written or illustrated several acclaimed children’s books including The Farmer, The Flower Man, The Grump, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, When I Was a Girl I Dreamed, and Jugo the Youngest Tribesman. When he’s not immersed is his sketchbooks, you’ll find him in schools encouraging children and promoting the arts and literacy. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two young sons.



My Review:

First thought.....this book is AMAZING!!!!! The beautiful sketches that this artist slash author is able to pull off is nothing short of God-given talent. My family was fascinated by the images he was able to convey on a story that is ages old, but he made it seem like it was brand new when viewed through his eyes. Upon opening the book you can get a feel for Noah's personality. I thought, he must of been a man that had a kind, gentle way with animals because he was around some ferocious types to say the least. The cover shows the rainbow with Noah looking above surrounded by an adult tiger and tiger cub. It is just an introduction to the beauty contained inside this marvelous picture book.

Without uttering one word Mark Ludy nails it! He provides magnificent scenes of what Noah's life and personality must of been like. Noah had such a troublesome task telling those around him what was yet to come. But nonetheless he was able to complete the task before him when God chose him for the very special job of assembling an ark and taking of the animals that came his way. Because of this man, and his family along with his love the Lord, the people of this earth were again created to glorify Him. Oh what an example Noah was!

No matter your age you will find the pictures and the story a beautiful one that you will want to share with young and old alike. Noah, in the eyes of the author seemed like a very loving man that honored God. Without Noah and many others like him , many of us would not be here. If you would like to learn more about this book, you can at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Handlebar Publishing. ...more
4

Oct 17, 2014

Beautifully illustrated, this wordless picture book tells the story of Noah.

I've never reviewed a wordless picture book before. So I'm not really sure how to go about doing it.

First the pictures are very beautiful. There are so many details in them. The way that they show the passage of time, I was just fascinated. I kept having to go back and forth between the pages to fully understand the message the pictures were saying.




I wish that the author had shown more of how the animals came to Noah.

I Beautifully illustrated, this wordless picture book tells the story of Noah.

I've never reviewed a wordless picture book before. So I'm not really sure how to go about doing it.

First the pictures are very beautiful. There are so many details in them. The way that they show the passage of time, I was just fascinated. I kept having to go back and forth between the pages to fully understand the message the pictures were saying.




I wish that the author had shown more of how the animals came to Noah.

I also wish that the author had shown the progression of sending out a raven, a dove, it returning empty, sending the dove out again with it returning with the branch, and then finally it not coming back. Those series of pictures show the raven, the dove with the branch, then the next page shows everyone exiting the ark.

Still it was a beautiful book. I can easily see adults and children being fascinated with it. I'll admit, I passed this book along to my best friend and her little ones since they love the story of Noah. According to my friend, the older kids, ages almost 2 and 3.5, enjoyed it once, but after that they wanted a different story. I'd say the best age for this book would be 5+.

I received this book for free from Handlebar Publishing for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to ages 5+, Sunday School teachers, librarians

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5

Oct 03, 2014

As you can see from the title, this book doesn't have words. But the illustrator is extremely talented and does a fantastic job of telling the story without words. Bright colors, exaggerated facial expressions and tons of detail make this a book to add to the library. The kids have poured over this book looking for things they missed the first few times through. My daughter, who can not read, loved this book because she could "read" it to me.

I think that a knowledge of the story before picking As you can see from the title, this book doesn't have words. But the illustrator is extremely talented and does a fantastic job of telling the story without words. Bright colors, exaggerated facial expressions and tons of detail make this a book to add to the library. The kids have poured over this book looking for things they missed the first few times through. My daughter, who can not read, loved this book because she could "read" it to me.

I think that a knowledge of the story before picking up the book would be helpful, but the illustrator does such a great that kids will want to read the story after seeing the book if they haven't read it before. One of my favorite things was the obvious love between Noah and his wife. It was a detail that the author didn't have to add to make the story authentic, but was a wonderful addition.

If you look carefully, you can find a tiny mouse named Squeakers on every page. I loved all of the different details and will be checking out the author/illustrators other books.



I received this book free of charge from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest review. ...more
3

Oct 08, 2014

The pictures are large and vibrant.
This would of course be good for parents to read to their young children who aren't reading yet.
I think this would be a good way to make it interactive with the children. Parents and children asking questions about the pictures. If the parents want to make it even more interactive with their children who already can read, the could write out the story in words that the children can read and understand. That could be changed as the children get older. Just a few The pictures are large and vibrant.
This would of course be good for parents to read to their young children who aren't reading yet.
I think this would be a good way to make it interactive with the children. Parents and children asking questions about the pictures. If the parents want to make it even more interactive with their children who already can read, the could write out the story in words that the children can read and understand. That could be changed as the children get older. Just a few ideas to make it a family process that possibly all could enjoy. Some people might be slightly daunted by these ideas, but as long as its kept simple it should be easy to do.
The size of the book ended up being much bigger than I expected but not sure that is a problem for readers or listeners.

I recieved this book FREE from Plough Publishing House via Handlebar Marketing for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own. ...more
5

Dec 19, 2014

This book was a book of firsts for me. It is the first "wordless" book I have read and reviewed and my first time discovering this amazing author/illustrator.

Can a book convey a story without words? The answer is a resounding yes!

Mark Ludy's illustrations are wonderful. The facial expressions, rich colors and attention to detail are woven throughout the book.

The book can be used by both children and adults. Adults can read the story as well as children developing verbal and literary skills while This book was a book of firsts for me. It is the first "wordless" book I have read and reviewed and my first time discovering this amazing author/illustrator.

Can a book convey a story without words? The answer is a resounding yes!

Mark Ludy's illustrations are wonderful. The facial expressions, rich colors and attention to detail are woven throughout the book.

The book can be used by both children and adults. Adults can read the story as well as children developing verbal and literary skills while reading to parents and perhaps siblings as well.

I think it also might benefit all readers to read or listen to a written account of the biblical story for accuracy too.











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Feb 25, 2016

Genre- Fiction (although the story of Noah is nonfiction in my opinion) :)
Audience- young children in preschool or kindergarten will love this book the most

-Text to Self
Children can understand what it's like to be told do something by their parents or teachers that they know will make others laugh at them and how hard it may be to follow through and obey the directions.
-Text to Text
Many children's bibles will carry a simplified version of the Noah story so children will be able to relate to any Genre- Fiction (although the story of Noah is nonfiction in my opinion) :)
Audience- young children in preschool or kindergarten will love this book the most

-Text to Self
Children can understand what it's like to be told do something by their parents or teachers that they know will make others laugh at them and how hard it may be to follow through and obey the directions.
-Text to Text
Many children's bibles will carry a simplified version of the Noah story so children will be able to relate to any of those.
-Text to World
Realizing that although children may feel that children are the only ones who have to follow directions when they don't want to but they can start to see that even adults have to do things they don't want. ...more
5

Nov 05, 2014

Ohhhh my gooooooosh! I love this book. So in love with the artwork. It does a great job of telling the story of Noah without any words.
I thought I was going to give this book to my kids, but I love it so much I'm going to hold onto it instead, haha. It's just so well done that I can't let a wonderful book like this fall into the hands of a 2 and 4yo, I want it to stay in perfect condition forever :-P
However I did sit down and go over the book with them, and they loved it as well.
Gonna have to Ohhhh my gooooooosh! I love this book. So in love with the artwork. It does a great job of telling the story of Noah without any words.
I thought I was going to give this book to my kids, but I love it so much I'm going to hold onto it instead, haha. It's just so well done that I can't let a wonderful book like this fall into the hands of a 2 and 4yo, I want it to stay in perfect condition forever :-P
However I did sit down and go over the book with them, and they loved it as well.
Gonna have to look into some of Ludy's other books. I'm totally a fan now!

I won this book through a GoodReads giveaway
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5

Oct 01, 2014

Outstanding illustrations presented throughout this wordless picture book. Because of the incredible artwork, children will be able to understand the story of Noah throughout their childhood. This book offers young readers the opportunity to recognize fresh elements of the story each time he/she studies the sophisticated images.

Each page remained creative with Mark Ludys choice of animals for the ark. Theres no doubt the intensity of the story will take many readings for the young reader to Outstanding illustrations presented throughout this wordless picture book. Because of the incredible artwork, children will be able to understand the story of Noah throughout their childhood. This book offers young readers the opportunity to recognize fresh elements of the story each time he/she studies the sophisticated images.

Each page remained creative with Mark Ludy’s choice of animals for the ark. There’s no doubt the intensity of the story will take many readings for the young reader to experience the full impact.

While the author’s interpretation of Noah and his wife’s age differed from mine, it nevertheless told Noah’s story.
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5

May 02, 2016

This book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noahs ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noahs relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludys world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. Its immersive and epic in scale and scope. The This book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noah’s ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noah’s relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludy’s world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It’s immersive and epic in scale and scope. The wordless format invites conversation and storytelling, key building blocks of literacy. And as with his previous books, Ludy’s signature mouse Squeakers appears hidden on every page. ...more
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Dec 03, 2014

Noah is accompanied by some awesome pictures that have lots of color. The lack of words calls for an intriguing take on a biblical aspect. It could be enjoyed by children or adults.

This book allows for literacy skills to develop and the pictures speak for themselves. I wouldnt use this in class room, it would be more appropriate for at home. All in all, the pages speak the most for the book in a wordless picture book; excellent props to the illustrator.
4

Apr 30, 2015

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book is a picture book for readers age between 2 and 18 years old. This wordless picture book tells the religious story of Noah. This book takes an different approach by being wordless. The book uses only pictures to explain the story. This book received a high rating from me because the illustrations were amazing. I recommend this book to anyone who wants the know the story of Noah. The author takes the saying a picture is worth 1000 words to another level.
4

Jan 18, 2016

I have a feeling that this is one of those books that gives you something new every time you read it! New things to find as you revisit the story. The vibrant and colorful illustrations bring the story to life in a different way. I had no idea that Noah could have such killer calves but he does! Is that a spoiler?
4

Sep 21, 2016

The pictures are large and vibrant.This would of course be good for parents to read to their young children who aren't reading yet.I think this would be a good way to make it interactive with the children. Parents and children asking questions about the pictures.
4

Jun 16, 2015

No words, just detailed, colorful, gorgeous illustrations to tell the old tale.
3

Jan 23, 2015

Lush, colorful, comic-style illustrate really bring the story of Noah to life.
3

Nov 15, 2014

This wordless picture book put a smile not only on my face, but my parents as well as they decided to read it as well.
5

Dec 28, 2014

A perfect book for parents and grandparents to sir and connect with their child and tell them the story of Noah page by page. Need a refresher course just read the bible account.
1

May 06, 2015

Gorgeous art.

Preschooler laughed at the idea of dinosaurs living at the same time as people.

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