As an aunt, I am always on the lookout for books to read with my little nieces and nephews. (Admittedly my fascination with children’s books started long before that, but, hey, they provide the perfect excuse!) When I first saw Heaven: What’s It Like? How Do We Get There?, I was struck by how sweet the cover is. I am a firm believer that the illustrations in children’s books are just as important as the words, so I was very happy to see the beautiful artwork by Kirsteen Harris-Jones.
The inside of the book is simply formatted. The left side of the layout is headed with the words “What is Heaven Like?” and under that is a “title” for the page (Heaven is Safe, Heaven is Real, etc.). Under this is a Bible verse and a short poem related to the topic, and on the right hand side is an illustration.
Overall, I thought that this was a very cute book. There were several things in particular that I liked about it. In addition to the illustrations, which I have already mentioned, the words are easily accessible to kids. It is the kind of thing that I could see an older child reading to a younger sibling. At the same time, having each layout be essentially a different story is convenient for children with short attention spans who might not want to sit through all 125 pages.
This is definitely a book that I will be sharing with the special little ones in my life!
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