Mrs Noah's Pockets, a gorgeously illustrated book about the value of imagination, is a retelling of Noah's Ark. Mr Noah is busy deciding which animals will have a home on the ark, and the "troublesome creatures" who will be left behind. Mrs Noah sees what the world will lose if he has his way and sews herself a new coat with pockets — lots of pockets. While on the ark, she tells the children stories of unicorns, dragons, centaurs, and all the other "troublesome creatures." May we all learn from Mrs Noah to preserve, protect, cultivate, and value imagination and stories. We need them.
~ Eight Cousins
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At last all were gathered inside the ark. It heaved with animals, large and small. Mrs Noah wore a brand-new coat, with a hood and a cape - and very deep pockets. Lots of pockets. When Mr Noah builds the ark, he makes two lists - one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he will leave behind. Meanwhile, Mrs Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. Lots of pockets.
About the Author
Jackie Morris is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She lives in a small house beside the sea in Wales. Her many books include Tell me a Dragon, The Snow Leopard, The Seal Children and How the Whale Became, written by Ted Hughes. She has a lively presence on social media and progress of her work can be followed on her blog, www.jackiemorris.co.uk. Jackie won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019 for The Lost Words.