A heartfelt story about a gentle giant.
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Title: Og’s Ark
Author: Allison and Wayne Marks
Illustrations: Martina Peluso
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
What would you do if you were a giant who just wanted to sleep in a nice cozy bed? That’s all Og wanted to do. Og came into the world when God separated the earth from the sky. When he cried forests swayed and when he cooed boulders fell from mountain tops. It took the milk of 100 cows and goats to feed him. It wasn’t long before he grew and broke all of the beds that were made for him from the tallest cedar trees. Sleeping on the ground was uncomfortable especially when the animals decided to snuggle up on and around him. One day Noah came to him and told him about the ark he must build. He knew that Og had a way with the animals and he wanted him to gather one male and one female of every kind throughout the land. Once the rains came Og was forced to ride on top of the ark because he was too big to fit inside. And still Og got no sleep. When the rain stopped and the ark was on land Noah asked Og how he could repay him for all of his help. Og replied, “All I want is a good night’s sleep in my own bed.” Noah looked up to the heavens and said, “Perhaps God will reward you for your good deed.” Do you think Og got what he wanted?
Authors Allison and Wayne Marks have spun a tale from the biblical character of Og, the King of Bashan. Vivid illustrations by Martina Peluso add a softness to this story making it perfect for bedtime or a read-a-loud in a classroom. Parents, teachers and caregivers will appreciate the biblical references. Young readers will enjoy the simple sentence structure and the pictures which can tell the story all on its own.