I recently had to opportunity to review the book Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up! The Whale Tells His Side of the Story. This book is a cutesy take on the story of Jonah told from the perspective of the whale that swallowed him. Thing is, we don’t really do cutesy Bible stories so it didn’t really appeal to us all that much. The kids were like “that character doesn’t look at all like we would expect Jonah to look” and I didn’t like how they use “asleep” to mean dead. We kind of tell it like it is in this house, but I can see how others might appreciate it. It was okay to read once or twice, but it is not likely to be a book that we will come back to time and again. I did appreciate how the compared the whales journey to Jonah’s and it did teach the basics of Jonah’s story, but it was just a wee bit too cutesy for me. If this story interests you, be sure to see below for your chance to win a copy!
I’d love to leave you a bit more from the publisher:
Oh sure, we’ve all heard the story of Jonah and the Whale a hundred times. But have we heard it from the perspective of the whale who experienced that history-making event? Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up! imagines how that great sea creature from the incident might tell his
side of the story, helping kids ages 4 to 8 discover a creative way of
learning about that guy who was supposed to go to Ninevah.
The “Parent Connection” feature (inside the book) will help moms and dads
take the story further with scripture references and tips on how to talk
with their children about what really happened.
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This book is just $9.99 and will entertain you and your kids!
About the Author:
Troy Schmidt has writing and video production credits ranging from assignments with Disney (The Mickey Mouse Club) and Nickelodeon to Max Lucado’s Hermie franchise. He is currently the lead writer for The American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy on the Game Show Network. Troy and his wife have three sons.
This is just the first in a series! Other books available include Hey God, Can You Stop the Rain so I Can Get off Noah’s Smelly Ark? and Hey God, I’m having an Awful Vacation in Egypt Thanks to Moses!
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