Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Review: Jonah and the Great Big Fish by:Rhonda Gowler Greene
About the Book:
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."
About the Author:
Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty picture books. Her books have received honors such as School Library Journal Best Book, Children’s Book Council Showcase Book, Bank Street College Best Book, and starred reviews. A former elementary school teacher, with a master’s 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 at—www.rhondagowlergreene.com
Jonah and the Great Big Fish, is a retelling of the same timeless Bible story, many of us were told as children. Jonah was commanded by God to go and tell the people of Ninevah that they need to change their ways and repent and that God cared deeply for each and every one of them. Jonah ran from God and his responsibility and because of this he was swallowed by a whale. Soon thereafter, he prayed and realized what he should do to save these faltering people.
Written in a delightful poem style way, we are once again reunited with the famous Bible story of old. With full color illustrations, it is sure to bring much delight to your children. I read this sweet book to my four year old and he understood it perfectly and really enjoyed the writing & the pictures. It is a very sweet book!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.