There are few stories for children that address dying and the loss that comes with death while also including the spiritual view of continuing existence after this transition. Yet many people hold this spiritual view of
life and death, indeed many have experienced communication and affirmation from loved ones on the other side.
Children have responded to this book with understanding and enjoyment of the close relationship of Joey and his grandmother and their many happy activities together. The story ends with the transformation revealed in the beauty of the natural world that helps Joey realize that even with the loss of his grandmother's physical companionship, her love is always there for him. He knowingly tells his parents that gratitude and the warm memories they have shared will keep their loving connection alive in his heart.