Achbar the mouse realizes he will not be one of the two mice going aboard the ark, in this visually dramatic retelling of the Noah's Ark story by Society of Illustrators Award winner Charles Santore. But the first rumblings of thunder convince Achbar that he needs to find a way inside, even if he hasn't been chosen. Santore's emphasis stays with our little hero in this picture book for youngsters up to 7, who may enjoy spotting Achbar's many hiding places—from the fluffy tail of an ostrich to the shaggy mane of a lion—all rendered in superbly feathered, furred, bewhiskered detail.
"Dramatically depicting the awesome forces of nature and the difficult conditions on ship, Santore's carefully detailed watercolors possess both elegance and power."—Publishers Weekly