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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Kissing Hand (original 1993; edition 2007)

by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)

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Title:The Kissing Hand
Authors:Audrey Penn
Other authors:Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator)
Info:Tanglewood Press (2007), Edition: Book & CD, Paperback, 24 pages
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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (1993)


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I like this book because of one reason. The book challenged readers to think about the difficult issues of the first day of school and separation anxiety from your parents. The little raccoon in the story was going to go off to his first day of school and his mother taught him how to handle his anxiety with a little kiss to make his heart feel better. This is a story that can be easily related to any lower elementary school student who is attending school for the first time or a full day of school without his or her parents for the first time. The main message of the story is that love can build reassurance; just like the mother raccoon did for the little raccoon in regards to his first day of school. ( )
  kmcpha3 | May 5, 2015 |
This book was a wonderful reassuring book to read to a child who is nervous about their first day of school. It shares how a raccoon receives hope from his mother and their family tradition. He receives a kiss in the hand that will stay with him while he is at school away from his mother. It is a sweet loving story between a mother and her son. ( )
  Kayla_Parker | Apr 30, 2015 |
Summary: The baby racoon does not want to go to his first day of school because he is nervous and will miss his mom. The mom sends him to school with a kiss in his hand so he has a piece of her love with him all the time.

Personal connection: My mom would send me to school with a kiss in my hand because I missed her when I was at school.

Class use: How can you get excited about the first day of school. ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is very sweet, loving story. This would be a good book to read to children if they are having troubles with leaving their mothers when they go off to school. A teacher could also use this if they were talking about animals since it has raccoon's. It is a good mother child relationship story and it is a very comforting book. ( )
  hh500 | Apr 13, 2015 |
This book is such a sweet heartfelt book about a mothers love for her child. I would recommend it to be read to kindergarteners because it is great for a first day ever of school. This book is a story of a young Raccoon who has to go to school and will miss his mother, so his mother tells him to let her see his hand and she kisses it. She tells him to hold it close to his heart whenever he gets scared or sad and think of her. It helped the young Raccoon make it through his first day ever in school. This book is great for young readers, because it helps to reassure them that their parents love them, and that school should not be a scary thing. I would highly recommend it to all Kindergarten teachers everywhere. ( )
  ClaireFelder | Apr 9, 2015 |
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Audrey Pennprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harper, Ruth E.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Leak, Nancy M.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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To: Stefanie Rebecca Korn and children everywhere who love to be loved.
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Chester Raccoon stood at the edge of the forest and cried.
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When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

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