Author: Audrey Penn Illustrator: Nancy M. Leak & Ruth E. Harper
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.
The Kissing Hand is about a little raccoon named Chester who is starting his first day of school. The problem is he's upset and crying because he doesn't want to go, he wants to stay home with mom. But, his mother shows him a special way to know she will always be with him and it's okay to go to school that he will have fun.
This is a very cute children's book. I adored this book! I love the overall meaning of the book, and I believe that's a beautiful thing to show our children, especially a mother to her son.
I also thought the illustrations in the book were very beautiful as well. I loved the art, and so did my little one who also likes this book very much.
This is a great book not only for schools to read to the youngsters, but also for parents to read to their children.