Rainy Day Games: Fun with the Animals of Noah’s Ark
Andy McGuire
HarvestHouse (2008)
ISBN 9780736923712
Reviewed by Max Aures (age 3) and Mom for Reader Views (12/09)

“Rainy Day Games: Fun with the Animals of Noah’s Ark” begins by saying that a great flood was coming and that God instructed Noah to build an ark that could hold a set of every type of animal and Noah’s family.  Then the book goes on to speculate what the animals would do having to stay inside for 40 days and nights!  A zebra maze?  Hide and seek with a chameleon?

Max:  “They played some fun games!  I don’t like having to stay inside when it is raining either.  My favorite part was when the beavers were batting the ball to each other with their tails.  And I liked when the birds used the elephant as a slide!”

Parent’s comments:
“Rainy Day Games: Fun with the Animals of Noah’s Ark” by Andy McGuire is a creative book.  We have read numerous Noah’s Ark books but until now have never read one this unique.  Both my son and I enjoyed this new twist on the familiar tale.  The illustrations are wonderful and very fun to look at!  I think that the book may also provide inspiration to my own children on games to play on rainy days.

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