Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jonah and the Great Big Fish by Rhonda Gowler Greene~ Illustrated by Margaret Spengler

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (July 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310732190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310732198

About the book:

“God told Jonah to obey,
said, ‘Go to Nineveh this day.’
But, stubborn Jonah fled instead.
Didn’t do just what God said.”

Jonah’s disobedience landed him inside a big fish! And there he had time to think and pray.

Children will feel the waves and hear the splash as Jonah sinks “down and down and down” into the belly of the fish. This story serves as an excellent reminder of how important it is to listen to God.

My take on this book:
Jonah and the Great Big Fish is filled with eye catching illustrations that is sure  to capture the eye and imagination of your little ones. The book opens with scripture from Jonah 1 1:2 with God telling Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, of course Jonah doesn't obey and he winds up inside the belly of a fish. Written in rhyme the story sticks very close to scripture using simplistic words that youngsters will certainly understand. What a wonderful way to introduce youngsters to a beloved story from the Bible. Even though there isn't a presentation page I think this book would make a wonderful gift and would be appropriate to use in Sunday School or even home school. Overall a sturdy little book that shares the story of Jonah and what happened when he decided to disobey God.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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