Jonah and the Two Great Fish
By Mordicai Gerstein
First, Jonah is swallowed by a fish, in which he lives in comfort for three days. Ah, but then he is swallowed again by a larger, less pleasant fish. He is only too glad to be cast out on the shore near Ninevah. Vivid oil paintings make this one work well for story time, while the simple text is inviting to beginning readers. The Jonah story is traditionally associated with the High Holy Days.