International Rights

Two by Two

  • ISBN 9781443133043, Board book
  • 30 Pages | Ages 0 to 3

No ark since Noah's own has shown such colour and diversity of life as that of Barbara Reid!

To save his family from the big flood, Noah builds a boat. It has to be HUGE, because two of every animal are coming to stay for forty days and forty nights. First in a trickle, then in a flood, animals of every colour and kind make their way into the hold. Bees and boas, camels and cats, every pair finds a place in these pages.

Two by Two has been a classic for 20 years, and it is now available in a chunky board book format for the youngest readers.

Rights Sold

French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Indonesian – Awareness, Korean – Sakyejul

Selling Points

• A perfect introduction to the story of Noah’s ark, with a counting element • Plasticine animals are paired with new lyrics for the song Who Built the Ark?” • This is a new format for Reid’s award-winning classic


  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, 1993
  • Short-listed, Tiny Torgi Audio Award, 1994
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1992
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 1992
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015
  • Commended, American Library Association, Notable, 1994
  • Commended, White Ravens Selection (International Youth Library), 1993
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1992
  • Commended, Canadian Library Association, Notable, 1992