Starred Review: The Boy Who Swallowed a Fish

****- 4 Stars – Canadian Book Reviews

Deborah Elsmore has created a loveable character based on the biblical story of Jonah and the big fish. Only in this story, it is Jonah who swallows the fish … and lots of other things as well! We are never told that Jonah was dreaming or imagining his adventures, but we get the idea that his conscience has been pricking him. By playing out the unfortunate (and yet humorous) consequences of his greed and pride in his imagination, Jonah learns to say thank-you to his parents, and to God who has given him all his good things. This lesson is not given in a boring, preachy way, however – it is all in good fun, with catchy, Dr. Seuss-style rhymes and bright, funny illustrations all done by the author. The book will be a big hit with young children, and it is good to know that the proceeds of the book are going to a children’s charity in Malawi. Anyone with young children should definitely pick up a copy!


List Price: $10.95
8.25″ x 8.25″ (20.955 x 20.955 cm)
Full Color on White paper
34 pages

Brownridge Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0991939701
ISBN-10: 0991939700
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Humorous


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