Book Review: Olive and the Great Flood, by Connie Arnold

Book description:

Olive is a gentle, friendly dove who wants to help her friend Noah, his family and the other animals with her on the ark. She tries to soothe them during the rain and has an important assignment, to discover when it's safe to venture from the ark after the flood. Suggested age range for readers: 4-8

My thoughts...

This is a lovely picture book to read and enjoy. In her simple, lyrical language, most appropriate for young children, talented children's author Connie Arnold tells the story of Noah, his Ark, and the Flood. At the heart of it is Olive, the beautiful dove, who has a most important job to do in this already most important tale. The tone is calming and peaceful, making this book not only educational but also perfect as a bedtime story. I really enjoyed the colorful illustrations by Kathleen Bullock. They really fit and suit the story. Children will have fun pointing out all the animals both in the Arc and under the seas. I truly recommend this delightful picture book for young children!

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Connie Arnold said…
Thank you for sharing your great review, Mayra! It is true that Olive has an important part and it certainly is an important story.
Robyn Campbell said…
Great review. I loved reading it. And I agree! You know, I never thought about that sweet dove until I read Connie's book. Then i felt bad. The dove played this huge role in the history of the world.
Connie Arnold said…
Hey, Robin! I'm glad Olive helped you recognize the dove's importance.
Lily Whalen said…
I'm looking forward to reading this book. Like Robyn, I hadn't thought about the importance of the dove's role before. What must it have thought as it flew over the large waters, looking for land, and what a blessing when it found it!
Connie Arnold said…
Susan, I hope you enjoy the book. It truly was a blessing to find the dry land after the long flood!
Donna McDine said…
Terrific review of Connie Arnold's latest book. It's a keeper for parents and religious school teachers!
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