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Heaven is for Real for Kids
on January 16, 2013
This children's picture book is a true story about a little boy who was very sick and had to be hospitalized. As he recovered he told his parents that he had been to heaven and proceeded to tell them all about it in detail. Along with all the amazing things he saw in heaven, he has this resounding message for little ones: "Jesus really, really loves children!"
I thoroughly enjoyed Colton's account of his trip to heaven and decided to share it with my grades 1-3 students. They were captivated by it and especially excited that the little boy saw Jesus and got to play with a lion. The text is simply written, and the story not too long, making it an ideal book for little children. The illustrations are bright, yet soft and dreamy and go nicely with this story. Since children often have question after losing a loved one, this would be a wonderful book to read to them, to help them understand death and heaven.
Another helpful aspect to this book: for each of the things that Colton relates, there's a scripture reference in a text box, separate from the story itself, which can be used to further explain the reality of heaven. The end of the book has questions that children have asked about Colton's story. The answers are provided as well.
In exchange for an honest review, [...] provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.