Aardvarks, Disembark!

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Puffin Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
"A wonderful tour to less-traveled parts of the animal kingdom, and also a plea for conservation".--Kirkus Reviews. After the flood, it's time for the animals to leave the ark. When Noah calls the roll from A to Z, readers find Noah doesn't know the names of some of the more unusual animals. An ALA Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book. Full color.

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User Review  - amassingale - LibraryThing

This book is a different take on the story of Noah's Ark. It starts in the same way as it usually does, but when Noah calls out all of the common animals to get off the boat, he realizes that there ... Read full review

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User Review  - TeresaCruz - LibraryThing

Love the creativity of taking a Bible story and using it as an alphabet book. The layout of the book is read in landscape format rather than the usual portrait format. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Ann Jonas was born in Flushing, New York in 1932. She attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. After graduation, she worked in graphic design and married fellow Cooper Union graduate and graphic artist Donald Crews. When her husband's military service took them to Frankfurt, Germany in 1963, she worked for a German advertising agency. They moved back to New York and started a freelance design business where she continued to focus on graphic design and her husband focused on illustrating children's books. After being urged by her husband and his editor to try her hand at creating picture books, she wrote and illustrated When You Were a Baby in 1982. Her other works include Round Trip, Now Can We Go?, The Quilt, Color Dance, Aardvarks, Disembark!, Splash!, Watch William Walk, and Bird Talk. She died on September 29, 2013 at the age of 81.

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