The Kissing Hand

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Child Welfare League of America, 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 great. - Goodreads
The illustrations are very sweet. - Goodreads
such a sweet story, and cute illustrations. - Goodreads
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Great story for the first day of school.

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

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Chester the raccoon is about to go to school for the first time and he's scared. Taking his little hand in her own, Chester's mother kisses his palm and tells him that he now has a “kissing hand” that ... 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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