Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heaven is for Real for Kids book review

Heaven is for Real for Kids as told by Colton Burpo to his parents Todd and Sonja Burpo (e-copy)

After reading the original Heaven is for Real book, I was very interested to know how the book for kids would be the same or different. The book for adults has much more time spent on the family, Colton’s illness and treatment, and the way the story of Colton’s visit to heaven comes to light in his conversations. In the kids’ book, the fact that Colton became very sick when he was four years old, and when he was in the hospital he went to sleep and woke up in heaven, is the only mention of his illness. The bulk of the book is telling what heaven is like, in a way that kids can understand and not be afraid about going there.

The book has sweet pictures of what Colton saw in heaven which add to children’s grasp of the words. There are also appropriate Bible verses that go along with each page.

I read this book to my grandsons, ages 4.5 and 2.5. The 2.5 year old did not stay engaged with the story as I read. Probably a good target age for this book is four and up.

The first e-copy I received had capitalization errors, but since I posted the review, the publisher sent me a new file with all errors corrected. I recommend this book for parents to read to their children to start conversations about heaven.

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