There’s a Gob­lin on the Ark!

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By – May 23, 2023

Although they were unac­cus­tomed to their sur­round­ings and to one anoth­er, the ani­mals on Noah’s ark all fell asleep on their first night. Awak­ened by a fright­en­ing sound, they join forces to dis­cov­er the crea­ture that has dis­turbed their peace­ful slum­ber. They dis­cov­er that a gob­lin has tak­en up res­i­dence on the ark, so they band togeth­er to dri­ve the intrud­er away. But when the ani­mals real­ize a pair of gob­lins is on the ark search­ing for one anoth­er, they decide to help them find each oth­er and encour­age them to join the oth­er pairs of ani­mals on their jour­ney. The ani­mals learn that if they depend on one anoth­er and help each oth­er adapt, the long trip will be eas­i­er for them all.

The book’s fun ani­mal nois­es will delight any child — and adults shar­ing the sto­ry as a read-aloud will enjoy them­selves, too. The illus­tra­tions are joy­ful and add a great deal of charm. And the upbeat end­ing con­veys the impor­tance of unity.

Award-win­ning jour­nal­ist and free­lance writer, Helen Weiss Pin­cus, has taught mem­oir writ­ing and cre­ative writ­ing through­out the NY Metro area to senior cit­i­zens and high school stu­dents. Her work has been pub­lished in The New York Times, The Record, The Jew­ish Stan­dard, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She recent­ly added Bub­by” to her job description.

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