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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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School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.
  wichitafriendsschool | Nov 26, 2016 |
So many kids, even parents, suffer from separation anxiety when school comes back around. After reading this story, I would pass out an index card to each of my students, send it home with them for Mom to kiss it with lipstick, they would bring the index card back and I (the teacher) would laminate it so that any time the kid is homesick, they can hug the kissed card to make themselves calm down. ( )
  HaileyNBrown | Nov 21, 2016 |
This is a great book that talks about feelings and missing your mother. This would be a great book to use on the first day of school to get children used to being away from their parents. It has great pictures and a great story. ( )
  ceh4115 | Nov 10, 2016 |
This story is about a mom Raccoon and a child raccoon and how he doesn't want to leave his mom to go to school so she puts a kiss in his hand to say her love will be there with him at school. It is a great book for the first day for early childhood through first grade. ( )
  DinahW | Nov 9, 2016 |
The Kissing Hand I would read this book at the beginning of school year if I taught kindergarten. I would send each student home with a cut out heart for their mom to give with lip stick as their 'kissing hand' when they are afraid.
  Kendralpayne | Oct 25, 2016 |
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Penn, Audreyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leak, Nancy M.Illustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Harper, Ruth E.Illustratorsecondary 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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Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand, published by the Child Welfare League of America, is just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschool--or for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story. (Ages 5 and older)
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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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