Congregational Libraries Today
"Exquisite and striking illustrations follow the journey of father and daughter together as they grieve, heal, and learn to live again."
Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"Hole once again tackles the hard issues in children's literature, this time grief, with his now-signature blend of beautiful, thoughtful and quirky images. . . . A hopeful ending offers a fitting closure to this intelligent picture book that will resonate with grieving children and adults alike. . . . Deeply affecting."
Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
"A gorgeous, poignant book."
"This gentle meditation on life and death from the award-winning Norwegian author and artist is graced by beautifully executed, slightly surreal illustrations."
Catholic Library World
"Not your typical children's picture book. . . . The illustrations and prose are as beautiful as they are unusual. The publishers recommend the book for children ages six through ten, but older children and adults will appreciate this book as well. Children younger than six may not understand the story but would be captivated by the images. A child's grief is not a pretty or comfortable topic, but this intelligent and striking book is well worth a read."
School Library Journal
"Mesmerizing and surreal mixed-media collages draw readers into this intriguing story of the many possibilities Heaven offers."