Monday, September 26, 2011

Into the Ark

Into the Ark
Marjorie Hartwell ~ Frankin Watts, 1945

My son has loved animals from the moment he could express himself. That said, he'll always pick up an ark book no matter how good, bad or otherwise it is. Probably way too old now for what amounts to an alphabet book, when I saw this at the library sale last week, I couldn't help myself. The paintings were so rich and lush, even with a busted spine and some loose pages, it was calling my name.

Oh, Noah built the Ark,
That noble boat built he,
To hold the creatures,
great and small,
From elephant to flea.

Aren't the colors outstanding?

The backgrounds are so incredible, with the first page showing blue, cloudless skies, slowly transforming into a black forever, soaked in rain.



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1 comment:

  1. I agree. The artist used rich and vibrant colors, which could easily catch your attention. I really admire someone who can do this amazing style. Love it!