“What About Heaven?” by Kathleen Long Bostrom

This book review takes a different turn, reviewing an illustrated children’s book.

“What About Heaven?” is only twenty-seven pages long, but lengthy enough to be worth its weight as a children’s book. This book is about heaven, in a child’s manner. The questions children ask about heaven, more specifically, is answered surprisingly well in this brief colorful edition, and provides a theologically-close answer for one of the most complex questions a child could ever ask. What’s really nice about it is that it is based off Scripture, and the Scripture verses are printed on the page for parents to reference and use as discussion points with their children.

To me, the perfect test for a children’s book is to see how children like it. In the case of my one year old, 2.0, he loves the book. Just this evening, he brought me the book to read to him several times. Not knowledgeable on how to talk yet, his grunts says it all. The book can sit in his lap while he slowly flips the pages. At twenty-seven pages, that’s almost five minutes of peaceful baby – almost long enough for me to draft this review. It’s a pretty sweet children’s book, easy and true, and its poetic rhythm matches the “care bears” art. At only $4 retail, it’s a steal to use to teach about heaven.Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.