Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway!

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I recently received a great book to review...


Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Johan in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up by Troy Schmidt.

The book arrived in the mail and I sat down and read it with Liza (6) and Jason (5) and it instantly became a family favorite! It's clever. It's funny. It's a book that as a parent I won't mind reading over and over and over and over. (It's been requested daily for the past week!) And best of all, it has a great message and gives children the opportunity to apply the lessons from the story of Jonah and talk to God about obedience.

About the Book: 
Oh sure, we've 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 (inside the book) 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.

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. Troy and his wife have three sons.

The series:  This is just the first 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!

Liza's favorite thing in the book is the picture of the whale spitting Jonah out. :) Jason likes what the whale says a human tastes like. (You'll have to read the book yourself to find out!) My favorite part is the activity at the end that has kids imagining that they are in a whale and listening for God's voice.

If you would like to hear the whale's point of view from that famous first story about a whale you can check out the following links for more info...

Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! The whale tells his side of the story.
Brought to you by B&H Kids, Available May 1, 2013.
This book is just $9.99 and will entertain you and your kids!  Available here.

I've been given a copy of the book to giveaway to my readers! To enter just leave a comment (make sure you fill in the email section on the comment form so I am able to get in touch with you if you win!). Just say "hi" or "I want to win" or tell me what your favorite childrens book is.

Winner will be randomly chosen on April 26 and contacted by email. Good luck!

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