Monday, April 29, 2013

The Whale's Side of the Story! A Children's Book Review

Isn't it funny how we sometimes miss the things that should be obvious?  This story, from the wonderful imagination of Troy Schmidt, brings to light one of those obvious little things.  My whole life I have been told the story of Jonah and never once even thought about what it might be like from the whale's perspective!  What I really love is the lesson the whale reinforces: TRUST in God!
On the back cover of the book is a tool to help you connect with your child on a deeper level regarding the story of Jonah but more importantly, it will help them to build that foundation upon his word!  I especially love that it's a foundation that they will always be able to build on!  :D  God is great that way!  :D
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book.  (BTW, read it by myself to myself LOL).  It is an adorable story and a simple read.  The book is a quick enough read that I think we could get even the little little ones to pay attention for a minute.  While they state that it is for ages 4 to 8, I think even the 2-3 year olds would enjoy it.  Given, of course, the right narration!  :D  *My favorite part of reading stories to little ones, FYI*
Book 'Preview'
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.   Brought to you by B&H Kids, Available May 1, 2013.

This book is just $9.99 and will entertain you and your kids!  Available here.

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.
The series:  
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!


We are fortunate to be giving away a copy thanks to the awesome people promoting the book!
Ends June 10th

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