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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 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 |
A story of a mother's love. How hard it is when you feel lonely, especially on the first day of school, but then you have a tiny memory that makes you know you will always have your mothers love. ( )
  Chavila | Mar 17, 2015 |
I loved this book. It took a normal story of a child leaving his mom for the first time and put it in a story of animals that people connect with. The adorable pictures of Chester Raccoon pull the reader's sympathy out and make them eager to read the rest of the story. This book tells children that just because they are away from their family, does not mean that their family is gone or that they are not still loved. The characters were believable and easy for readers to connect to real life. ( )
  ehayne1 | Mar 2, 2015 |
This book shows the well known struggle of a child being afraid to go to school due to separating from their mother. It shows it from the point of view of a tiny raccoon. The raccoon's mother kisses his hand and calls it "the kissing hand". She tells him to look at it whenever he is lonely so he can feel her love. This story is well written and very sweet. The pictures are wonderful and very pleasing to the eye. I enjoy this book because it is very easy to relate to. Everyone has nada time when they didn't want to leave their mom or were scared to. It is easy to picture yourself in the raccoon's shoes and become immersed in the story. ( )
  pnieme1 | Mar 2, 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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