The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand

Hardcover | October 15, 1993

byAudrey PennIllustratorRuth E. Harper, Nancy M. Leak

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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.

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The Kissing Hand

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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 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.39 inPublished:October 15, 1993Publisher:Tanglewood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933718005

ISBN - 13:9781933718002

Appropriate for ages: 3

Customer Reviews of The Kissing Hand

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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 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker alert! Wow what a darling book
Date published: 2016-11-07
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