This colorful fabric Noah’s Ark by Pockets of Learning is ready for sail, with storage pockets for 18 animals and Noah too. Carry it anywhere with the padded handle. The bottom door opens and the animals march in “2 by 2.” Top flap also opens for additional storage. Children learn the story of Noah while matching colors and animals in pairs.
Size: 10” H (without the padded handle), 11” W, 4” D
This cheery red and blue cloth toy is a depiction of Noah's fabled Ark, complete with a collection of miniature stuffed animals (arranged two by two, of course) and Noah himself, with his long white beard and shepherd's crook. At about 12 inches long and 10 inches tall, the SS Noah features two separate compartments--one in the roof and one in its side--into which the assorted zebras, giraffes, pigs, lions, geese, rabbits, crocodiles, hippos, and cows can go when the weather turns bad. (Assorted dogs, chickens, sheep, and other animals peer out from the windows.) When the 40 days and nights are over, the entire menagerie can ride on deck with Noah via a series of ingenious pockets that rise just above the waterline. This washable vessel, with a carrying handle on top, is an imaginative toy that's almost as enjoyable to cuddle as it is to play with. --John L.