Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in my Stomach and I Think I'm Going to Throw Up! - Book Review and Giveaway

My kids LOVE books...and it's one of those things, I love for them to have so we were very excited to be able to review this new book, "Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah In My Stomach And I Think I'm Going to Throw Up!" by Troy Schmidt.

Even the cover of this book screams FUN.  The kids ripped it out of my hand when it came in the mail.  It caught my attention too, we all wanted to read it right away.

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.

Owen reading.
 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.

Brynnleigh "reading"
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!

Our opinion - this book is awesome. It's a light, funny way which engages your kids, and teaches them a different perspective of the same story in an easy to relate to form.  Owen thought it was hilarious that the whale swallowed a man.  Brynnleigh just enjoyed seeing all the fish, and LOVED Dr. Crab.  Owen is 6, and Brynnleigh is 2, and this book was perfect for them both.

The pictures inside are bright and colorful and demand your attention.

I won't lie, I re-read this book after the kids were in bed, and I found myself chuckling at times.

After reading this book, I definitely want to get the other two books for the kids (and maybe me too!).

Want to know more about this book or purchase it online?  Check out the following sites:


Author's Facebook Page

B&H Publishing Facebook Page


Still not sure how you feel about this book - take a look at this video:

Remember the Giveaway part of the title?  Yes, that is right, they are giving one lucky BOAT reader their very own copy of "Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah In My Stomach And I Think I'm Going To Throw Up!"  Enter using the Rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


EJ Morales said...

I would love to win this for my 4 children, thanks for the chance

Lauren said...

P & K would love a book like this. We have gone through 2 kids bibles multiple times - P just can't get enough!

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Audra Wolfe said...

I would want to win this for my son. He would love this. He loves reading!Thanks for the opportunity!