Joyful Jewish

Naamah, Noah’s Wife

Posted on: 13 January, 2011

Naamah, Noah’s Wife by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen

Midrash for toddlers!  This is a beautiful little board book, aimed at children under 5.

Everyone knows what happens in the famous biblical story of Noah – God tells Noah to build a boat and stock it with animals prior to the impending floods.  But what about Noah’s wife?  In this gentle tale, Naamah is given a different instruction by God – she is asked to collect two of every kind of seed from all the plants of the world.   This is a lovely new perspective to an old but much loved story.

With its theme of valuing plants as highly as animals, this is another good children’s book for Tu B’Shevat.

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