Naamah, Noah’s Wife
Posted 13 January, 2011on:
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.