Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Heaven Is Having You

Heaven Is Having You

Giles Andreae
Illustrator:  Vanessa Cabban 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Tiger Tales, 2007   ISBN: 978-1589258204

When Little Bear goes to visit his grandmother she says that "It's heaven to see you." Being a curious youngster, Little Bear asks his Grandma to explain what heaven is. This is not an easy question to answer "because heaven is so many things."  It all depends on who you are.

For Grandma, heaven is watching her grandchild playing with his friends. It includes those times when when they feed the ducks, play chase, and have tickle sessions together. It is, in short, all those wonderfully simple and priceless moments that Grandma gets to share with him.

With its soft and deliciously cozy illustrations and its simple rhyming format, this board book celebrates the special relationship that grandparents have with their grandchildren. Its message of love is timeless, and little children will certainly feel its warmth.