30 April 2013

Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah In My Stomach, Book review & GIVEAWAY

Publisher: B&H Kids (May 1, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1433679643


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.

My thoughts:

Oh to be a child again! What better way to teach a child God's way than by telling them these new and quirky versions of the Bible? 
Troy Schmidt uses his extensive talents in telling this famous story (and others) to children age 4 to 8 but this time from the whale's point of view. Be prepared for a chuckle or two!

A lesson in obedience, the book includes the bonus feature 'Parent connection' to help us guide little ones and understand we each have a choice to obey God or not.

With colourful illustrations little ones will surely enjoy discovering as you read them this story, 'Hey God, I've got some guy named Jonah in my stomach' is guaranteed to be a hit with one and all!

At only 32 pages this juvenile nonfiction story will be released on 1 May 2013!

5 Stars!!

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.

Additional Children books by Troy Schmidt includes:

Little Tree Found 

Hey God, Can You Stop the Rain So I Can Get off Noah's Stinky, Smelly Ark? 

Hey God, I'm Having an Awful Vacation in Egypt Thanks to Moses! 

Visit Troy's website (HERE)

And now for the giveaway!

This (outstanding) promoter has once again graciously offered a copy of this lovely book, an opportunity any Mum or Grand'Ma will not want to miss!

All you have to do is place a comment on this post before Midnight on 7th May 2013!
Winner chosen by Random.org and contacted via email on the 8th so be sure to include contact information!

Flyby Promotions will then forward a copy of Troy Schmidt's book to the winner. Voila!

All the best Folks,

I received this book from FLYBY PROMOTIONS as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Sounds like a good one for young moms, Noelle.
    You are a beautiful giver.

    Have you read, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender? I have been meaning to read it for over a year and never get around to it. I think it's a must on my weekend to-do. Just wondered since you love books so much.


    1. You piqued my interest Marcia, I'll have to check this title!
      God bless,

  2. It sounds like a cute book...one that would hold the interest of kids! Sweet hugs!

    1. We passed it around and we all agree (in the family), it is a fun way to teach kids Bible stories. I only wish I had it when ours were still little!
      Blessings Dear,

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  4. Thank you for entering Kayla and welcome!


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