Monday, April 29, 2013

"Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach..." book Review and GIVEAWAY! (5/15) *Closed

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About the Book:
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.

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!

My Review:
You know it's a good book when the kids want to read it again!  :-)

Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! is definitely as fun and silly as it sounds. The kids really enjoyed the humor along with the comical illustrations.  I have to admit I even got a good laugh from it, but my favorite part was the message of trusting and obeying God.  The author, Troy Schmidt, does a wonderful job at working the message into the story so the kids can enjoy it and learn from it all at the same time.

I also appreciated the 'Parent Connection' feature at the end that walked me through how to discuss the story with the kids.  There was even a little activity for the kids experience what it might have been like to be inside a whale, which they thought was great!

I'd highly recommend Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! to anyone who wants to tell the story of Jonah to their kids in a new and fun way.

Please visit the following sites to learn more about this book!


Twitter: @troyeschmidt

Buy It!
Available May 1, 2013.
This book is just $9.99 and will entertain you and your kids! Available here.

Thank you to FlyBy Promotions and B&H Kids for providing me with Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! to review and another one to give away!

Giveaway:

Congratulations to comment #10, Alexis!!

One of my readers is going to be blessed with their very own copy of Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up!  To enter to win, please leave a comment below. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so that I can contact you if you're the winner!

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33 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

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These books sound like fun....I love the titles!

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

The boys would LOVE this book.

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Dorothy Teel said...

I follow you on email -

I think this sounds like a fasinating book that willhelp younger children (granddaughters) have another viewpoint and increase their understanding of the bible and its stories.

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Jbraswell10 said...

This looks really cute. I think my kids would love it.

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Sandra Davis said...

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Theresa M said...

What a cute book. My grandkids will love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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