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The Kissing Hand

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

Tanglewood Press | October 15, 1993 | Hardcover

The Kissing Hand is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
The classic book for children starting school or separating from their parents for the first time. 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. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children''s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or goingto camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.39 in

Published: October 15, 1993

Publisher: Tanglewood Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933718005

ISBN - 13: 9781933718002

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for first time preschoolers I loved this book and it brought tears to my eyes. My daughter always gets a kissing hand now.
Date published: 2011-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Mother's Love This is a great book to help your kids if they are just starting school or daycare and have to get used to the idea of being away from Mom or Dad. The little raccoon in this story is off to night school. His mom places a kiss in his hand so he won't be lonely and so he has a little part of her to take with him. A very sweet story.
Date published: 2009-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended read for EVERY child! This is such an amazing story that every child should read. Chester is afraid of starting school and his mother introduces the kissing hand as a way of easing his anxieties and reassuring him of her love for him. Every school library should have this book!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My nephew loves this book. My nephew loved this book. My mom (nana) and nephew have there own special kissing hand. He loves and so do we. Glad to see that their are good books like this around for kids to read.
Date published: 2006-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming The Kissing Hand is a wonderfully written, magical and heartwarming book. It can move you to tears and make your heart tingle all at once. An absolute necessity on the bookshelves for new moms returning back to work, as a reassuring pat on the back that we all survive this transition of mom going back to the workplace.
Date published: 2001-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing compares to MOM'S love The Kissing Hand was a wonderfully written book. Although it is said to be a children's book,I believe it also belongs into the adult category. I'm a young adult and the first time my mother showed me this book it touched my heart. Children go through many different and scary stages of life and they need that extra comfort from mom. But adults also go through scary stages also and sure they need the help from their wives/husbands or friends but nothing compares to the comfort and love that Mom gives. A well written book that deserves alot of attention and credit.
Date published: 2000-09-18

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The Kissing Hand

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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.39 in

Published: October 15, 1993

Publisher: Tanglewood Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1933718005

ISBN - 13: 9781933718002

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The classic book for children starting school or separating from their parents for the first time. 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. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children''s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or goingto camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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