Wednesday, May 1, 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!

We have all heard the story about Jonah and the Whale, but in this book you hear the Whales side of the story!!! Troy Schmidt the author 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.  Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! is the first in book in his new 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!

A moms review:,
When this adorable book arrived my kids immediately wanted to read it, so that is just what we did. Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up, is a 27 page hardcover book. The book has adorable cartoon illustrations. Both kids really love the title of the book, which has to be the longest book title I have ever seen. This is a great book for little ones and elementary age children.

The story starts out by Whale introducing himself. Then he starts telling the tale of the day he didn't listen to Jesus and ended up with something BIG stuck in his stomach. He goes to Dr. Crab who confirms that he has swallowed a human. Dr. Crab says there is nothing he can do and that Whale will just have to wait until it passes. Whale continues to tell his story about having a guy named Jonah stuck in his stomach for 3 days. But if you want to know how the story ends you will have to read the book.

I loved the way this story was told and loved that there were even little facts about Whales throughout. In the back of the book there is a "Parent Connection" which includes three sections: Remember, Read, Think, Do. This is a fabulous resource to help parents discuss the story more in depth and dive deeper into the Bible and the story of Jonah.

"I called to the Lord in my distress and he answered me." Jonah 2:2.

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. 

Gwyns review (7 yrs old):
I really liked the book. The name of the book is silly. I liked the pictures and think Whale is really cute. I am glad that Jonah and Whale learned to trust God. 

Links to follow:
-BH Publishing  Website
-Troy Schmidt Facebook page and B & H Publishing Facebook page
Troy Schmidt  Twitter page

Where to buy:
The book can be purchased on Amazon right now for $8.99. each or you can also order them directly from the B & H Publishing for $9.99.

Now time for the giveaway: 
B & H Publishing Group has graciously offered to giveaway a copy of the this amazing book to one lucky reader. Only the first entry is mandatory. Other entries are optional and give you extra chances. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. The winner will be posted on the blog and will be emailed. Winner must reply within 48 hrs with their contact information or another winner will be chosen. Prize will be mailed via the marketing company.

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Jackie said...

What a funny way to teach part of the bible to my kids!

Rachel Heck said...

I think its an interesting way to keep the kids interested so they don't hear the same story over and over. Nice to get another perspective.

Rebecca Ray said...

I think my kids think it would be funny :-)

Jessica Reck said...

I think this would be an awesome book to own. Plus my 3rd son's name is Jonah so we would love to have a fun way to teach him about Jonah and the whale!

Joy said...

How cute! I think my kids would love this book! Definitely an interesting way to teach the story of Jonah! :)

jeniver said...

Think this would be great for my boys! Would love to be able to add to our curriculum for next year and we are on a very small budget.

ticiaM said...

Oooohhhhh, this looks so cute! That's why I want it.

Kelli Parker Becton said...

I love the title & the boys will too

Tammy said...

Looks too cute!

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