Published by Simon & Schuster the book tells the story of Isabella, a young girl who goes on her very first plane ride with her parents to visit with her grandmother. While on the plane, Isabella learns that she may not be able to physically visit her grandfather in Heaven, but is reassured that he is always with her, in her thoughts and in her heart. I Don't See Heaven is the story of a little girl's journey to the truth as she learns an important life lesson about how to keep love alive after a death.
Jen Adan was previously a Montessori teacher in California but has since relocated to Nashville to song-write and continue to work on children’s books. She wrote a number one hit for CMA winner and “The Voice” judge, Blake Shelton titled, “She Wouldn’t Be Gone." The single debuted at number 52 on the Billboard: Hot Country Songs chart and hit #1 on the chart several weeks later. She has continued to prove herself to be not only a songwriter but also a writer in its truest sense; with her newest endeavor I Don’t See Heaven.
My favorite thing about this story is the innocence of Isabella as she truly believes she is going to be able to see her grandpa in the clouds when flying in an airplane. She is such a sweet little character with a cuteness that makes you want to give her a hug when you realize her disappointment in the plane.
The artwork reminded me of a child's drawings but still done very nice which might make many children want to read the story more since they can relate to it.
As a christian parent I was able to discuss things in a more biblical way about heaven and where Grandma Bette is. I felt like the book could have taken a spin to teach more about heaven and how to truly get there but I was happy to take that conversation after reading the story with my daughter.
If you have had a death in the family and need some guidance in talking it through with your kids this could be a good book to open the door for communication!
I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.