By Peter Spier
The illustrations are pretty much the majority of this book. I know I will reiterate that point throughout this project too so get used to that recurring motif. The story is told entirely through pictures after the first page but the theme, style, plot, setting, and characters are all still obvious. Characters wise, Noah, his family, and the animals make up a majority. The setting is depicted beautifully too even though it changes from land to ocean and is all over the place. The theme and style are also apparent through the soft and descriptive pictures throughout.
“Some of the pages are divided into neat, even, four-panel grids, some have two or four vertical panels stretched up and down across the page. Some layouts have a top panel that stretches horizontal across two pages, with smaller panels below. There are some full-page splashes, and some two page splashes. All in all, there's a great variety in the layout and page design, and it's very smart”.
The poem is written in large text and the fact that the book is word free after the first page makes it very accommodating for young kids. The pages are large and have soft pages that would be tough to get cut on. The book is hardcover as well.
Artistic Style And Media
Elements Of Illustration And Interplay of Text and Illustrations
1. Spier, Peter, and Jacobus Revius. Noah's Ark. Print.
2. "Every Day Is Like Wednesday." As It Turns Out, Peter Spier's Children's Book Noah's Ark Is Actually a Comic Book. Web. 12 Feb. 2016.