Kid’s Book Review: Noah’s Seal

Kid’s Book Review: Noah’s Seal

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

This is a lovely picture book for toddlers with a message about having hope and being patient. Author and illustrator Layn Marlow also includes a little bit of magic making this the perfect summer holiday storybook. It is published by Oxford University Press.

Noah waits all day for Nana’s boat to be ready so that they can go seal spotting. He waits and waits, and eventually takes matters into his own hands, building his very own seal out of sand-it’s almost as good as the real thing. But it isn’t long before a storm whips up, his seal is washed away, and Nana packs up ready to leave. Noah loses all hope that he’ll ever spot a real-life seal, until something special happens…

Noah's Seal cover
Layn Marlow

Layn Marlow’s is an author and illustrator whose picture books have sold over a million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 languages.

If you visit Lyan’s website you can discover the other books she has written about find out more about why she likes writing and drawing.

Book Review

This is a really simple but heart-warming story and beautifully illustrated

Edith really enjoyed Noah’s Seal, she loved that the seal-castle (as she called it) came to life and made Noah’s wish come true.

She’s looking forward to visiting the beach and building a seal now and we talked about the different things she could use for the eyes, skin etc. We also talked about water safety and sea getting rough and becoming dangerous during a storm.

This is a really simple but heart warming story and beautifully illustrated.

I really enjoyed reading this with Edith and the conversation it lead to.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
  • Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges
  • Favourite Song: Miss Polly had a Dolly
  • Favourite Film: Spiderman