Published by BH Kids, Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! is a 28 page hardback priced at $9.99. The illustrations are kid-friendly for such an icky subject. (Can you imagine being in the belly of a whale?)
A first in a series of books for children, Hey God, I've Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I'm Gonna Throw Up! offers an unusual look into the Jonah story. The whale is not happy about having Jonah inside him for three days, and we get to see how God used the water creature in this part of His plan.
My child w/ autism always needs practice in perspective taking. What better way to perspective-take than to use a familiar story, Jonah, and look at it from the perspective of another of the players. How fun to imagine what a whale might have thought! We've had a fun time talking through this one, and the way my daughter's mind works, she will revisit the story in the future as she processes more and more of it. I'm looking forward to 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!
My child w/ autism, really too old chronologically but not too old developmentally for this book, is working on the concept of obedience. Jonah's story is about obedience, and the whale's story is, too. We are able to relate real-life moments to choose obedience to this story book. I like that. I think younger, typically developing children will love the story.