Susan Campbell Bartoletti, ill. by Holly Meade (Candlewick 2011)(ages 4+). This sublime picture book presents the wife of Noah, whose lullaby sings the ark to sleep at night.
Inspired by the poetic structure of the ghazal, readers are treated to a tour of the ark in an elegant, soothing, and peacefully melodic text. The collages of Holly Meade are wonderfully detailed and a perfect accompaniment, showing Naamah moving throughout the ship to bring peace to its passengers and crew during the forty days and nights of the tempest. Altogether wonderful.