We love the story of Jonah in our home. In fact, we just got a fun new book, The Whale Tells His Side of the Story, to read. It’s a different angle to the story of Jonah from the whale’s point of view. It’s funny and quite entertaining. My kids love it.
Jonah Crafts for the Kids
We also love easy, fun Bible crafts. Do your kids love Bible Crafts? If so, here are 5 Jonah crafts for your kids:
Clothespin Jonah Craft via Messy Church Inspiration
Whale Paper Plate Craft via Oriental Trading Company
Jonah and the Whale craft via Creative Learning Fun
Jonah and the Whale Ballon Craft via Children’s Ministry Inspiration
Milk Carton Whale Craft via Growing a Godly Girl
Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up!
by Troy Schmidt, Illustrated by Cory Jones
The Whale Tells His Side of the Story
About the book:
Oh sure, we’ll 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 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. There’s even a free online app to make this bright retelling even more animated and interactive.
We enjoyed this book. My 5 year old laughed out loud as she listened to the thoughts of this very humorous whale. I did think some of the pages had a bit too much wording and the title is a bit long but none of that seemed to matter to my daughter. She loved it.
Reading about the whale’s journey and how it is similar to Jonah’s own journey is believable and cute. Obeying God and following Him is a great lesson for all of us. We highly recommend this book!
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Disclosure: I was sent this book for review. All opinions are mine.