Monday, April 22, 2013

Book review and giveaway: Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up!

My kids have a new book that they really like- it's called Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! And it's very cute!  Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:
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.

My kids are familiar with the Jonah story and recognized right away what the story was about.  But they were surprised when I kept reading and they realized that the story was about the whale and not just about Jonah.  They thought the descriptions of Jonah in the whale's stomach were very funny. I liked the message- that when God tells you to do something, you better listen!  The kids liked the book so much that they're busy asking me if we can get the other two similar book written by this author.

The book will be available for purchase on May 1, 2013.  You can find more info at this link

And I have good news- one of you will win a copy of this book! Open to all mailing addresses. Enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.

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13 comments:

Mikki said...

I love the idea of hearing the story from the whale's point of view!

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have a grandson who loves whales.

jakiesmom said...

my son is starting sunday school soon and this would be a good intro

Wendy Rozema said...

i would love to win this book for my kids to read!!

moushka said...

It would be fun to read!

Jenny said...

I think my kids would enjoy reading this book!

Heather S. said...

I'd love to win this so I can read it to my kids.
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Leanne Norman said...

I'd love to read this to my cousin and my nephew! They'd love this.

Rachel Griesmer said...

It's a great way to read a story from the Bible to your children. Pictures are always a bonus!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to win this to share with my grandchildren but also my Sunday school class.

Dawn Monroe said...

I think the title is so cute and any book that helps the kids learn about bible storys is ok with me.

lauren conlon said...

new books are great to have and my niece is starting to learn to read

Sue Hull said...

I'd like to win this for my neice who has never heard this story.It's always fun to have a new book.Thank you :)
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