Aardvarks, Disembark!

written and illustrated by Ann Jonas

Noah takes roll call, aardvarks to zebras, and discovers that there are still many animals waiting to leave the Ark.

Endangered or now extinct animals exit the Ark in reverse order alphabetically. Striking watercolor paintings introduce dozens of animals rarely seen in picture books. Page layout and design effectively enhance the feeling of descent since the pages open upward, creating a vertical orientation and animal size becomes larger the closer to the beginning of the alphabet. The guide to animals on the last page supplies pronunciation help and a brief description of each animal.

For Example

X is for xerus

P is for pudus, pronghorn, peludos, peccaries, pangolin, pica, and pacas

G is for gaur, gerenuks, guans, gluttons, gavials, and guerezas