The story of Noah, his boat and all the noisy animals, retold by Jennifer Rees Larcombe and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman for the BEST BIBLE STORIES SERIES. The whole world was in a mess. People didn't love God, hated one another and spent their lives killing and stealing. Noah and his family were the only good ones. So God instructed Noah to build a huge boat, with enough room for his family and some of every kind of animal. People laughed at Noah when he started building his boat miles from the sea and then tried to push all the animals up the gangplank. But then it began to rain. The streams swelled and the tide rose so high that huge waves swept inland, and all the people, trees, hills and mountains were covered -- all except Noah's boat. Noah and his family had to live with all that barking, mooing, roaring and croaking for months. Finally, as the flood started to go down, the boat got stuck on top of a mountain. It took weeks for the wind and sun to dry up all the oozy, black mud. But when the plants began to grown again, Noah opened up the boat and let the creatures run, hop and wriggle away to freedom.