The Whale Tells His Side of the Story: Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up!

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Publishers Weekly
A classic Bible story retold from the whale’s perspective depicts its divine encounter as parallel to that of Jonah. A fresh, contemporary attitude infuses the narrative voice: upon hearing God’s instructions to swallow a human, the whale responds, “A human? But they live on land. Land creatures taste like dirt. Yeech....” The whale swims as far from God as he can, but his escape proves as unsuccessful as Jonah’s; soon Dr. Crab, with tongue depressor and mirror, diagnoses the whale’s stomachache: “You swallowed some guy.” Jones, a graphic designer, offers full-bleed cartoons with flattened perspectives, bold outlines, marine colors, and characters with big round eyes. Schmidt, writer for The American Bible Challenge, stays true to the original story while also giving voice to God’s relationship with all creation, as when God explains Jonah’s mission of hope and tells the whale, “You are a part of that plan.” This playful, feisty interpretation retains the tale’s key theological themes of mission, disobedience, prayer, and repentance. A “Parent Connection” endpage provides guidance for discussion. Ages 4–8. (May)
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A classic Bible story retold from the whale’s perspective depicts its divine encounter as parallel to that of Jonah. A fresh, contemporary attitude infuses the narrative voice: upon hearing God’s instructions to swallow a human, the whale responds, “A human? But they live on land. Land creatures taste like dirt. Yeech....” The whale swims as far from God as he can, but his escape proves as unsuccessful as Jonah’s; soon Dr. Crab, with tongue depressor and mirror, diagnoses the whale’s stomachache: “You swallowed some guy.” Jones, a graphic designer, offers full-bleed cartoons with flattened perspectives, bold outlines, marine colors, and characters with big round eyes. Schmidt, writer for The American Bible Challenge, stays true to the original story while also giving voice to God’s relationship with all creation, as when God explains Jonah’s mission of hope and tells the whale, “You are a part of that plan.” This playful, feisty interpretation retains the tale’s key theological themes of mission, disobedience, prayer, and repentance. A “Parent Connection” endpage provides guidance for discussion. Ages 4–8.
 
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Reviewed on: 04/15/2013
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433679643
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 981,396
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Um

    I am going to barf it is so good although I think to make you vomit they should sho a picture

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

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    Inspiring and Entertaining

    When I read the title of this book, I started smiling and didn’t stop till long after I had finished the last page. We have all heard stories of Jonah and the Whale at some time in our lives. But, you’ve never heard one quite like this. In this delightful book we get to hear the whale’s side of the story. The whale tells how God told him to swallow Jonah, but he refused because humans taste like dirt. However, before he knew it he had swallowed Jonah and couldn’t get rid of him. The whale goes on to explain what happened while Jonah was in his stomach and how he came to throw Jonah up on the shore after three days. Author Troy Schmidt does a wonderful job explaining the story in such a way youngsters will never forget. Schmidt blends the elements of trust, obedience and understanding into an inspiring message. The whale, as well as Jonah, learned from the experience. Youngsters will be enchanted by the book’s beautiful illustrations by Cory Jones. The images will capture the attention of readers (of all ages) and make them eager to see what happens next. Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up is a fun way for youngsters to learn one of the many lessons from the Bible. This book will have you smiling as soon as you pick it up. A great reference tool for a youngster’s library or youth Sunday School class. Schmidt puts a new twist on a popular Bible story that will entertain and inspire youngsters to learn more. The book is geared toward youngsters ages 4 to 8, but will delight readers of all ages. The book also includes a ‘Parent Connection’ feature that will help guardians expand on the story further with scripture references and tips on how to discuss what really happened with their youngsters. This inspiring book is the first installment 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! Per FTC guidelines: "Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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