In Jonah and the Big Fish by Susan Collins Thoms, and illustrated by Naoko Stoop, readers learn about Jonah and how he decided to disobey God's will, and he found himself in the belly of a whale! This board book features sturdy pages, a simple text, and colorful illustrations that appeal to young readers.
What happens when you disobey God? Author Susan Collins Thoms and illustrator Naoko Stoop answer the question in the most inviting, child-friendly retelling of Jonah and the Big Fish ever created. This lush edition of the classic Biblical story captures the tales watery world in jewel-toned illustrations by Stoop, who paints her incredible images directly on wood plankseach chosen specifically for its unique character. Perfect for parents and children to share, it makes a beautiful companion to our All Creatures Great and Small and Noahs Ark.
Susan Collins Thoms is the author of Cesar Takes a Break, The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan, and Noahs Ark (all Sterling). She lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with her husband, three children, two cats, one parakeet, one lizard, and one hermit crab.
Illustrator Naoko Stoop now lives in Brooklyn, NY, but was born and grew up in Japan. She is a self-taught artist who generally paints on brown paper bags and wood scraps. She sells her work in her Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/naokosstoop) and also exhibits in several galleries. Naoko illustrated a board book edition of All Creatures Great and Small for Sterling, as well as Noahs Ark, and is the author/illustrator of Red Knit Cap Girl (Little Brown, 2012). Read Naoko's blog (naokosstoop.blogspot.com), check out her collection online (brownpaperbagcollection.com/page/cover.php), and follow her on Twitter @naokosstoop.