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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.60 X 1.40 (inches)|
God told Jonah to obey,
said, Go to Nineveh this day.
But, stubborn Jonah fled instead.
Didnt do just what God said.
Jonahs 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.
Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty picture books. Her books have received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Childrens Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, and starred reviews. A former elementary school teacher, with a masters in educational media, Rhonda is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences. She lives with her husband, Gary, in a house overflowing with books in West Bloomfield, Michigan. They have four grown children. For more information, visit her on the web atwww.rhondagowlergreene.com
alisaUtahAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Wonderfully cute version for little kiddosSeptember 1, 2014alisaUtahAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Both my kids have always loved the story of Jonah and the big fish, which is why I chose this book. They were already familiar with the story, but this book was a fun read for them. Im not sure all the pictures fit in with what we believe or what they imagine, but we especially loved the rhyming of the words. The pictures, which is very important for me in a picture book, are especially vivid and fun to look at.
There are some clever little animals that my kids pointed out, like the cat with the bandana who is stealing eggs, and the dog who is doing silly things. Overall, this book was fun because of the alliteration and pictures put together. It was fun as a reader because some of the words were in a font that made it look like the words were whipped or splashing and crashing, that Im not sure non-readers would notice unless they were reading, but I thought that was fun. The big fish pictures were, of course, a favorite for my kids and they liked seeing all the other things in the big fishs tummy.
In summary, overall a cute story for littles that like Jonah.
The Phone Tree EdifierAtlanta, GAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Books Galore! A Week of Reviews, Day 1 (Jonah and the Great Big Fish)September 1, 2014The Phone Tree EdifierAtlanta, GAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This Zonderkidz book tells the story of Jonah. With rhythmical words and colorful illustrations, Jonah and the Great Big Fish takes youngsters on a grand adventure. Readers will find Scripture, kid-friendly artwork, and memorable content. Parents will love the simplicity of the story and find it to be a superb introduction to this remarkable Bible character.
JennCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Jonah and the Great Big FishSeptember 1, 2014JennCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Meets Expectations: 2This book is a classic Bible story. I received it and my sister looked at it with my 2 year old nephew and we both had the same thought, the illustrations look like they have been stretched to fit the pages (like a distorted picture). The book content was great and accurate but was disappointed with the pictures because it made it hard to focus on the story.
This is a great book for kids, but again, change the pictures! It is a story how God was with Jonah even when he was inside the fish and how God brought him through that time. This is a book that will be put with my teaching supplies and although the pictures are a little frustrating, the students will get the idea and I think will enjoy the story.
CherylProspect,KYAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Jonah and the Great Big FishAugust 22, 2014CherylProspect,KYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleRhonda Growler Greene along with illustrator, Margaret Spengler, bring to us the story of Jonah and his initial refusal to do as God asked and go to Nineveh only to find that his disobedience brought more turmoil than expected. Done in a rhyming text, the story is perfect for ages 3-8. The illustrations are bright and colorful with just a hint of an out of focus kind of effect which I found delightful and would appeal to small children.
The only downside to the story is the fact that it ends with Jonah choosing to obey God. In other words, it is a nice start but the story doesn't stop there. I think it would have been beneficial for the author to have continued Jonah's story, allowing us all to be reminded of God's forgiveness that is available to all if we repent as the people of Nineveh did. Overall, I think the story is well done and artwork very nice but the book stops short of getting the entire story told. When I finished, the first thing that came to mind was "is that all?".
I did receive this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way obligated to write a positive rreview.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Nicely illustrated with cute rhyming textAugust 12, 2014crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a sweetly illustrated and very simple version of the story of Jonah and the whale. Soft, cartoony pictures accompany a couple of sentences on each page. The text rhymes and is easy to read. This would be a good book for preschoolers or just beginning readers. My kids and I enjoyed this retelling of the story, but my one concern is that I would have liked it to continue on a bit farther to see God's grace extended not only to Jonah but to Nineveh as well. It ends instead when Jonah agrees to obey God and go to Nineveh. But that being said, the text and illustrations are well done and it still does the story of Jonah justice as far as it goes.
I received this book from Zonderkidz for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.