cover image Heaven Is for Real for Kids

Heaven Is for Real for Kids

As told by Colton Burpo to his parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo, illus. by Wilson Ong. Tommy Nelson, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4003-1870-4

The bestselling book is adapted for children, which makes sense since the story involves a child, Colton Burpo, who told his parents he visited heaven during a life-threatening surgery when he was three. Heaven is filled with angels and also animals; Colton reported playing with dogs, cats, elephants, and kangaroos, and saw Jesus riding a big white horse, to which illustrator Ong gives a rainbow mane. It’s all very kid-friendly. Parents who bought and liked the adult version of the story will likely buy this for their, or someone else’s, kids; a gift inscription page is included. Ages 4–8. (Nov. 8)