Friday, February 21, 2014

ARC Review: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Book summary(via Goodreads):

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.

**Many thanks to Net Galley and Audrey Penn for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. **

This insomniac's review:

My daughter has been struggling with preschool so the opportunity to review this book came at the perfect time.

My daughter Emory(4 years old) is in her second year of preschool and simply doesn't want to go. She wants to stay with me and is having some separation anxiety. With Kindergarten looming next year, it was crucial that we find some coping mechanisms for her.

This book was perfect! Loveable graphics and sweet narration was readable for both my children and myself. Emory now has me lay a kiss in the palm of her hand just as the characters do in the book and it seems to be very helpful to her.


5 stars. Great book for those tough preschool/kindergarten transitions.

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