Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Whale Tells His Side of the Story Review + Giveaway

Oh sure, we'll 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 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. There's even a free online app to make this bright retelling even more animated and interactive.

Book Trailer:

My Review:

This is brightly illustrated book, with a comic book feel that is targeted for kids 4-8. The author takes a look at the story of Jonah from the whales side. This time the whale is telling his story of Jonah being inside him. This is a clever story and is the first in the series.

I personally am not sure how I feel about the book. Comic book feels are not really my thing, but for some kids they are great and what gets them to read. I think in some ways this book will appeal to boys more than girls, but that is only my opinion. 

The included parent connection is a neat way to help teach the lesson of obedience to our children.

This book will make a great addition to many children's book collections and church libraries also.

Giveaway Info:

Fly By Promotions is giving away a copy of this book to one my readers and here is the info to enter.

Ends May 10th at Noon, EST.
Must be a resident of the US
Must leave a comment and an email address

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  1. Looks cute :) ;)

  2. Jen - looks like it would be a good addition to our church library. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.