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Book Review: A Special Fish for Jonah: Because God Has a Job for Everyone


About the Author: Andy McGuire is an editor at Bethany House Publishers. His first picture book, Rainy Day Games, was published in 2008. Andy lives in the Midwest with his wife, Becky, and their two children.


A Special Fish for Jonah: Because God Has a Job for Everyone written and illustrated by Andy McGuire.


About the Book: God asked an angelfish to find just the right fish to swallow Jonah, but it wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. She’d done a ton of interviews, but none of the candidates seemed right for the job…until she unexpectedly met a very big, very strange fish all alone at the bottom of the sea.


My Review: We all know the true story of Jonah and the Whale. But the story told by Andy McGuire is humorous and I love it. God gives an angelfish an assignment to find the right fish to swallow Jonah, and swim for miles and them spit him up on a land in a city called Ninevah. So the angelfish set off looking for the right fish. Some were too small, too skinny, too flat, too scary or too hungry. After a long search the angelfish came across a big, funny looking fish that was the right size for the job.

The illustrations are great with soft and bright colors to help tell the story.  I highly recommend this book for kids and parents.


Ages: 3 and up

Pages: 32

For a copy visit Amazon


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.



June 27, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , ,


  1. I love that there is humor in the story . I also love when you and your child/grandchild can laugh together while reading books like this. Looks like a cute read for the little ones. Thanks for the post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | June 28, 2012 | Reply

  2. How wonderful to see a book that is humorous and puts a fun spin on a familiar story. The illustrations look bright and wonderful to keep a childs attention. I am sure this book will be read again and again with lots of smiles and laughs.

    Comment by Maryann | July 2, 2012 | Reply

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