Driving home from school today, my daughter told me she learned about Jonah and the whale. I asked her how the story went, and this is what I heard.
There were two whales: a baby whale and a mommy whale. The baby whale ate a baby Jonah. The mommy whale ate a mommy Jonah. The whales were girls. They were starving. They didn’t want to spit Jonah out. They were a little angry.
They ate some crabs.
They ate a seagull, too.
The crabs and seagull went way down into the whale’s belly. There was a tree and some dirt in there, too. Whales love dirt. The crabs peeked out of their mouths and saw a sting ray coming toward them. The whale ate the sting ray too. There were lots of sea animals in the whale with Jonah because the whales were hungry.
The moral of the story? People shouldn’t poke a whale with their bathing suits on because the whale will whack you with its flipper.