Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I think I'm Going to Throw Up! by Troy Schmidt is the story of Jonah, as told by the whale.
Little Bit happened to be nearby when I opened the package and we HAD to sit down RIGHT THEN to read it.
It is ADORABLE!! She loved it! And, in fact, as I am typing this, she looked over my shoulder, saw the picture, and is now begging me to read it to her AGAIN lol. This book is geared for age 4-8, and I think that is accurate. Little Bit is 4, and she loves it, but I'm guessing much younger wouldn't be ready to sit still for this length book. Sassy and MiniMe (age 10) enjoyed listening in, but I don't know that I'd say they're the "target audience".
This is definitely a book for an audience that is already familiar with the Bible story. This is JUST the whale (and yes, in this book, it's a whale, I know some people are careful to point out that the Bible says "big fish", not whale) telling the story. In this story, the whale is kind of "paralleling" Jonah's experience. God tells him to "swallow a human" and he tries to run away, but "accidentally" swallows Jonah anyway . . . it's a cute "twist" on a well-known Bible story.
In the back of the book, there's a page of suggestions to turn this book into a "unit study" of sorts, with discussion questions and a "hands-on activity". AWESOME for those who want to help draw out the lesson without having to be creative :)
AND in addition to the copy of the book, that I was sent, I also get to give one away!!! If you'd love your own copy of this cute story, just comment on this post (on the blog, please don't just comment on facebook), telling me your favorite Bible story.
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