About the Book
Book: The Kissing Hand
Author: Audrey Penn
Release Date: October 15, 1993
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
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.
The Kissing Hand is a great story. It is a story about a raccoon named Chester. Chester is afraid of his first “day” of school. Like Chester, we have all been afraid by our first day of school. And this is where Chester’s mom comes to the rescue. When we are scared we go to our parents, too. Chester’s mom kisses him in the palm of his hand and tells him to have confidence. Whenever he gets scared he needs to remember his kissing hand. Mommy is always with him. This story gives kids the confidence to do things. Just because we have to leave our parents for a little while for school or sports or other activities doesn’t mean we will never see them again. The Kissing Hand is a good book because it reminds us to not let fear take over. I love this book and I hope you will read it and love it too.
Bella received this book from her mommy and daddy when she was a five-year old. She also received a copy of this book from her kindergarten teacher. She loves this book and so badly wants other children to read and love this book, too. This is Bella’s review. All thoughts are her own.