Book Review: Jonah And The Great Big Fish

14 Aug

732194“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.

bio_rhondaRhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty children’s books. A former elementary learning disabilities teacher, Rhonda holds a Master’s in Educational Media. Her first book sale was Barnyard Song to Simon & Schuster/Atheneum. Her books have received numerous honors, including School Library Journal Best Book.


Buzzeo.Toni (2)Margaret Spengler was born in Northern California and grew up playing and working with her two sisters in their family’s tiny grocery store. She graduated from Art Center of Pasadena with a B.A. Degree in advertising. Shortly after graduating she began her career in art as an art director in a large ad agency while living in New York City and later went into graphic design and illustration. Margaret is a international, award winning, illustrator, her work can be seen on everything from children’s clothing and candy to newspaper editorials and mystery covers. Currently, Margaret lives in Sacramento with her husband Ken and darling son, Matt.


My Impressions:

Written in rhyme and colorfully illustrated, Jonah And The Great Big Fish tells the story of Jonah and his disobedience in reaching out to the city of Ninevah. The well-known Bible story from Jonah 1 is faithfully retold for children ages 4-8. The rhymes keep the story going, but I loved the accompanying illustrations that reinforce the message. This beautiful hardback edition is a good choice for bed or story time.


Audience: Children ages 4-8.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions are mine alone.)

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