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The Kissing Hand (1993)

by Audrey Penn

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Series: The Kissing Hand (1)

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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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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.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
The kissing hand was about a raccoon that gets anxious about going to school, but his mother's love and reassurance make him feel better. She teaches him about the "kissing hand". It means she kisses the center of his hand and whenever he needs love he puts that hand to his cheek to feel her love. She says it will never wash away even when he eats and washes his hands. He then gives her a kissing hand and goes to school.
  Loveliana | Sep 8, 2023 |
A story about racoons and love.
  B-Chad | Jul 4, 2023 |
Description: A comforting tale about a mother's love and a special ritual that helps a young raccoon overcome separation anxiety.
Age Group: 3-7 years
  DanielSA | Jun 12, 2023 |
First day of school
Forest animals
Mothers and sons
Separation anxiety in children
  kmgerbig | Apr 6, 2023 |
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Penn, Audreyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, Barbara LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harper, Ruth E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leak, Nancy M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome 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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Plot Summary: Chester the raccoon is about to go to school for the very first time. However, he is nervous and does not want to leave his mother. What Chester soon finds out is that his mother has a secret for him that will make going to school much easier. The secret is the Kissing Hand. Chester's mother gives him a big kiss on his hand before his first day at school, and tells Chester to hold his hand close to his heart whenever he is missing his mother to comfort him.

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