Review of Nothing Stops Noah, by Shari Lyle-Soffe

Nothing Stops Noah

By Shari Lyle-Soffe

Illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier

Guardian Angel Publishing

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-935137-20-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-935137-19-1

Children’s picture book

4-8 year olds

Nothing Stops Noah is an adorable children’s book that young children will enjoy reading again and again.

Noah is a little but very determined boy. He wants to buy his mom a gift, but he doesn’t have any money. So he decides to call his grandpa, who owns a pet shop. Grandpa offers him a job: Noah must count the rawhide bones (no problem, since he can count to ten!) and feed the pets in their cages. Nothing too difficult… that is, until something goes wrong and the pet shop turns into havoc as the mice, puppies, kittens and other pets get free. But no adversity stops Noah—in fact, nothing stops Noah! Clever boy that he is, he comes up with various ways to restore order and earn his money.

Having reviewed all books by this author, I must say this one is different than her earlier works. In this book, the text is much shorter and as a consequence there’s an illustration in every page, whereas before the stories were longer with less artwork. In this book, the prose is very tight, making each word count. The illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier are wacky and amusing, perfectly complementing the story, and ones that children will take pleasure in looking at for a long time. Though whimsical, the book carries an important message, empowering youngsters to act with purpose toward their goals. Nothing Stops Noah is a winner!

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