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Moa’s Ark by Peter Millett Illus. Shaun Yeo

March 16, 2020

moa's arkMoa’s Ark by Peter Millett Illus. Shaun Yeo. Pub. Scholastic, 2020.

I have always liked the story of Noah’s Ark even though it pushes credibility a lot and when I picked this picture book up I did so with a little scepticism. I was wrong. It is a good yarn about how animals got to “the magical lands of the longest white cloud”

As the animals are getting on the Ark two by two a couple of pesky moa join them. They are like kids always wanting to know “are we there yet“. They are in a hurry and have to wait their turn as the African animals get off first then others like the penguins. But when they do arrive with the tuatara, the kiwi and the kakapo, they are rapt.

Peter Millett is a genius with words but he does push the rhyme a bit. It all adds to the hilarity of the story. He is lucky that Moa rhymes with Noah. Check it and find out.

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