Goodnight, Ark

by Laura Sassi, Jane Chapman

On Sale: 2014-08-05

Book Summary

Goodnight, Ark, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman, is a comical bedtime tale about Noah sharing his bed on the ark.

About the Book

Goodnight, Ark provides a fun bedtime story for kids, helping them settle in for the night alongside the animals on Noah’s ark as nighttime—and rain—approaches. Kids will enjoy the rhymed story where, as storm gets louder, boars, quails, elephants, snakes, and a few other furry friends join Noah in bed in search of comfort.

This adorable children’s book:

  • Is perfect for ages 4-8
  • Features eye-catching illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman
  • Is an ideal read-aloud bedtime tale, especially to help settle little ones who don’t like storms
  • Great for baby showers, baptisms, holiday gifts for Christmas or Easter, and birthdays

Author Laura Sassi brings a new dimension to one of the Bible’s most popular stories, giving a delightful glimpse into the emotional bond between Noah and the animals in his care.

And if you enjoyed Goodnight, Ark, be sure to check out Goodnight, Manger as well!


PreS-Gr 2–After the animals board the ark and find sleeping spots, Noah heads off for a well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, the sounds of rain, hail, lightning, and thunder wake the animals who soon seek refuge---two by two---in Noah’s bed. The patriarch doesn’t wake until the tipping ark startles the skunks, which release noxious fumes. After the excitement, Noah croons a sleepy tune to lull the restless passengers to sleep. Sassi’s bouncy verse incorporates lots of onomatopoeia for the sounds of weather and animals. The quail “Squee! Squee! Squawk!” while hail “pops” and “pings.” Minimal text per page allows Chapman plenty of space to showcase the animals’ movements. Sleepy skunks under Noah’s bed appear harmless until its collapse. Listeners will enjoy following the pairs from one illustration to the next. Despite the storm, the tone is reassuring, not frightening, making the book an obvious bedtime choice. Worthwhile companion titles include Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s soothing Naamah and the Ark at Night (Candlewick, 2011) and Sandra Boynton’s busy Going to Bed Book (Little Simon, 1982).–Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2014-08-05
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2014-08-05
  • Trim Size: 264.000mm x 260.000mm x 9.000mm
  • Weight: 430.000gr
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Bedtime & Dreams
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Animals
  • Category 5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Early Readers