The Kissing Hand

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Regnery Publishing, Jan 1, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In this contemporary classic Chester Raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school.

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Very cute, sweet, and thoughtful writing. - Goodreads
Really disappointing illustrations. - Goodreads
This is a sweet story with gorgeous illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are very vivid and life like. - Goodreads
such a sweet story, and cute illustrations. - Goodreads
Literary Devices: personification, imagery - Goodreads

Review: The Kissing Hand (Chester the Raccoon #1)

User Review  - Irayda Moran (Quezada) - Goodreads

This book was recommended by my 6 yr old. He said he read it in school and I had to read it. This is such an amazing read, it even made me get teary eyed. It has a great message for kiddos and parents. Great pictures. A must read. Read full review

Review: The Kissing Hand (Chester the Raccoon #1)

User Review  - Zipporah - Goodreads

man this is the best book EVER!!!! my mom used to always read it and sometimes still does! It adds on the effect if you actually do the kissing hand action with your parent. Again! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Penn takes her educational program, the Writing Penn, into schools, libraries, and children's hospitals. She is a sought-after conference speaker for groups of teachers and other professionals who work with children.

Ruth E. Harper is Professor of Counseling and Human Resource Development at South Dakota State University, where she coordinates the college student personnel track. Harper has been a counselor and administrator at the postsecondary level for many years. Harper s research and writing focuses on college student mental health issues, American Indian college students, and career counseling.

Leak is a specialist in printmaking. She works and exhibits with a group of seven women called Printmakers Plus, as well as with other local and national organizations.

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