Beyond the Clouds Book Review

Beyond the Clouds Book Review. Christian kids death of grandparent book. Kippi the Conqueror Series. Author Kady Oliker. Illustrator Sean Hicks. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.
Kippi's grandfather has passed away, but she wonders if he is truly gone. When the sky opens and a ladder appears, Kippi sets off on an adventure to discover his new home. Using charming illustrations and simple words, Kippi the Conqueror tackles the topic of death in a sweet and whimsical way and will help children as they come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

Beyond the Clouds is author Kady Oliker’s gem for children who’ve suffered the loss of a grandparent. In this first book of the Kippi the Conqueror series, Kippi finds herself touring “the Beyond” with her beloved grandfather, giving her comfort that he’s alright and able to look down on his family. Beyond the Clouds is a beautiful story with a timely premise in regard to the Covid-19 deaths, but also a timeless message for all kids suffering the loss of a loved one. The professional and expressive illustrations complement the story nicely. The creative and cute plot outweighs the sometimes forced and imperfect rhyme. Definitely recommended for grieving children. Bonus – Beyond the Clouds is available as a hardcover on Amazon, currently for almost the same price as the softcover. Ebook is also available.

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Meet the Author:

Kady Oliker loves to craft stories. She has an affinity for having conversations with the characters that dance around her living room and also enjoys eavesdropping when out at cafes. Her best, and possibly worst habit, has been putting unassuming family members and friends in her short stories. When not writing, you can find her on the tennis court or traveling the world with her husband, who graciously shares their home with the fictitious people that run through the pages of her books.


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