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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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This book is about a racoon that is nervous about starting his first day of school. His mom gives him a kiss on is hand so that when he is upset or homesick, he can put his hand on his face and think of her.This would be great to use in the classroom because there are many students who are scared to start their first day of school and this would be a nice little reminder that their families love them.
  Emmerie | Apr 29, 2017 |
This book is about a little raccoon who doesn't want to go to school. His mother says I will tell you a secret. This intrigues Chester he wants to know about the secret. His mother says I will show you and then kisses his palm and says now you'll always have my love wherever you go. She told Chester when ever he feels lonely to think about the kiss and press is hand to his cheek. She explained that the kiss will stick with him forever. Chester asked his mom for her hand and then gave his mom a kiss and said you know have a kissing hand too. This is a fantasy because animals do not talk or go to school. Age Primary The media looks to be paintings.
  RachelDeardorff | Apr 25, 2017 |
from the first time i read this i loved this book. it is about a young raccoon that is scared to leave his mother. I see this being a good book to use because it can help a young child live through the character and maybe overcoming their fears of being away from mom and dad.
  Lisamegis | Apr 25, 2017 |
This is a fiction book about a little racoon that does not want to go to school. His mother makes him feel better about going by sharing a secret that she learned from her mother. This is a good book to teach bravery and trying new things. ( )
  MankinSamara | Apr 15, 2017 |
It is a great fantacy book in watercolors because it creats a believable world and it makes readers ask questions. The story goes like this, Chester Raccoon is going to school for the first time and he’s nervous. His mother reassures him, and places a kiss in the palm of his hand. Now it’s a "kissing hand". Whenever he’s lonely or afraid, he can place that hand on his cheek and feel his mother’s kiss. Chester gives his mother a kissing hand as well, and heads off to school. ( )
  SSilvia | Apr 10, 2017 |
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Penn, Audreyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harper, Ruth E.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leak, Nancy M.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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