Jonah and the Great Big Fish
By Rhonda Gowler Greene / ZonderKidz
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Jonah and the Great Big Fish is a children’s book which tells the Biblical tale of Jonah and the large fish. God gives Jonah a specific command to follow. However, Jonah does not follow God’s command. The consequences are not what Jonah expects and causes him to reconsider his disobedient decision. The story shows how important it is to listen to and obey God’s commands to us. It also shows what can happen when we do not obey God’s commands. This book is rated for ages 4-8, but it can also be read to children of younger years. I read it to my son of only 3-months of age.
I was very pleased with Jonah and the Great Big Fish. The colors and illustrations displayed the story very well and presented eye catching colors for young readers. The illustrations cover a whole page allowing the scene to be felt by the reader. The content of the story highly resembles the Biblical story known as Jonah and the whale. I felt that the author captured the events of the story very well, along with making it understandable for young readers. I highly recommend Jonah and the Great Big Fish to young readers and to parents of even younger readers (which are actually listeners).