The Kissing Hand by Audrey PennThe Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

The Kissing Hand

byAudrey PennIllustratorRuth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak

Hardcover | October 25, 1993

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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 going to 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.
Title:The Kissing HandFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.2 × 8.08 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:10.2 × 8.08 × 0.36 inPublished:October 25, 1993Publisher:Tanglewood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933718005

ISBN - 13:9781933718002

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book is so adorable, and helped my daughter transition to school
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE I LOVE this book! It is the most amazing book you will ever read and such a great gift for any kid starting school.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for every child This is a great book for every child starting a new adventure in school. I read it to my son when he started school. To be honest I've read it a few times to myself as I'm preparing for the first day back.It is delightful and sweet! I love it! Kids do too!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Nostalgia One of my favourite books as a child. I would always read this with my mother--highly recommended as a cute bedtime story and as just sharing special family moments.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood This was my favourite book for my mother to read to me. I smile eevery time I come across it in stores.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites Read this all the time when I was small. Love the illustrations and the timeless story #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THERE IS NO TOY This is a paperback book that comes with a CD not a toy! So disappointed.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Kindergarten and Separation Anxiety My daughter started off her kindergarten school year by crying and begging me not to make her go. It was heartbreaking. I reached out to other mothers going through the same situation, asking for help in easing my child's anxiety and fears of being away from me. Someone suggested this book and I'm so glad that they did. It is now the fifth week of school and my daughter happily trots off to the school bus without glancing back. She does, however, still ask for a kiss in each hand before she goes. LOVE this book!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from lovely story for families I use this story every September to kick off my Kindergarten year! It is a bit long though with a lot of words to hold attentions
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for kindergarten This book is a perfect fit for a kiddo heading off to school! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mothers kiss My son loves this book and when I kiss his hand. Great book to help the kids build confidence and independence with mama's special kiss. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the first time your kiddo goes to school! This book is a great little book for all kiddos who are starting out at school! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story My students constantly ask me to read this book!! An excellent story of being brave (especially for those struggling with their first days at school), and knowing that just because someone is not physically there, emotionally, their love lives on in us. A wonderful message. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your kid will love it! Bought this for my niece and now she asks her parents to read it to her before bedtime.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful wonderful story for kids. my son feels so brave when we read this (age6). shows him that just because we are not together doesnt mean i dont love him any less. perfect for first day of school.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Kissing Hand (Chester the Raccoon #1) by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harpe Beautiful story for preschoolers and young school age children. A wonderful sentiment set to ease a child's fear about being away from his/her parents and home.The premise is that the love between those we love and those who love us doesn’t go away even when we’re not in their presence. This is such a cute book! i love the concept of how his mom will always be there with him if he misses her he can just put his palm on his cheek and he will feel better. The book also shows how children will mimic or model after the people around them like how chester gave his mom a kissing hand too.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet storybook Perfect storybook to read to your children before entering school. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher read it to her class on the first day of school, and they then made their own "kissing hand" (handprint and a heart sticker in the middle) magnet, to put on the refrigerator. Very cute.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Favourite As a kid my mom used to read this to me often. Whenever I missed her or felt sad about being without her, this book got me through the day. Perfect for kids and a must have
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A modern classic One of my daughter's favourites!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five stars a very good social story type book for children who might not understand why they are going to school.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Smooch Too much kissing not enough hands...
Date published: 2016-11-09
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