Thursday, June 3, 2010

Get Me To The Ark On Time

A rare find in the Christian children's book market, Get Me To The Ark On Time, written and illustrated by Cuyler Black, is absolutely hilarious! Adults and children alike will find themselves grinning ear to ear as they read this goofy take on a Biblical favorite.

The story of Noah's Ark is told like never before. The narrating anteater and a pink flamingo constantly fight about how the story should be told.

Just as it begins to sprinkle, the giraffes, who are forced to hold their necks out the window due to an ridiculously undersized cabin, realize that the turtles aren't in the ark yet!

The anteater, dressed in a cheerleading outfit, "hoorays" the giraffes as they set out to get the turtles and themselves to the ark on time. The giraffes and turtles go through quite an ordeal, slipping off of tree branches, falling into deep holes in the ground, flying through the air and being rescued by Noah himself. Eventually they all make it safely to the ark - on time!

What I Like: This book is funny!! I actually laughed out loud while reading it!

What I Dislike: Due to its comedic nature, portions of this story are not actually in the Bible. To clarify, nothing directly contrary to the Bible's teachings is found. The story includes nothing sinful or inappropriate, just a few fictionalized details. Simply reading the story of Noah's Ark directly from the Bible at the appropriate time would provide clarification of facts.

Overall Rating: Excellent!

Age Appeal: The book suggests ages 4-7, but my 1 1/2 year old daughter loved it, so I would suggest ages 1-7.

Publisher Info: Zonderkidz, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-310-71633-4 ; Paperback $3.99

Additional Info: Read free comics, download free e-cards and learn more about the author/ illustrator, on his website.

Buy it Now at for $3.99

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