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A Kiss Goodbye [Hardcover]

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When Mrs. Raccoon tells Chester that they need to move because the trees in their part of the forest are being cut down, Chester is saddened and fearful of what the move might bring, but much to his pleasure, what it ends up bringing is a new playmate!

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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.83 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 25, 2007
Publisher   Tanglewood Press
ISBN  1933718048  
ISBN13  9781933718040  

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More About Audrey Penn

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Audrey Penn is the author of the NY Times bestseller, The Kissing Hand, and its sequels, along with a middle reader series, The Blackbeard Quartet. A former ballerina, Penn takes her one-woman educational program into schools, libraries, and children's hospitals, where she shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids. A long-time resident of the Washington, D.C. area, she is a sought-after speaker for groups of teachers and other professionals who work with children.
Award winning illustrator Barbara Leonard Gibson has been a freelance artist in the Baltimore-Washington area for 25 years. Oringally from New York, and with a degree in Fine Art and Design from Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked extensively in many areas, including historical illustration, children's books and magazines, cartooning, portraiture, wildlife illustrations, natural sciences, advertising, fantasy, and science fiction. This is her fifth collaboration with Audrey Penn, with whom she has tea every Thursday afternoon. Both live in Olney, MD.

Audrey Penn currently resides in Olney, in the state of Maryland. Audrey Penn was born in 1947.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Mammals > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Issues > Moving
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > New Experiences
7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > New Experiences
8Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Emotions & Feelings > Fiction

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A heartwarming read-aloud storybook, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Barbara Leonard Gibson.  Sep 6, 2007
Conference speaker Audrey Penn presents A Kiss Goodbye, the picturebook sequel to "The Kissing Hand" and "A Pocket Full of Kisses", featuring the further adventures of the lovable young Chester Raccoon and his family. In A Kiss Goodbye, Chester encounters an all-too-common dilemma: the trees in his part of the forest are being cut down, and he and his family have to move to a new home. Chester is saddened at having to say goodbye to his faithful old tree, and apprehensive of moving to a strange new tree, but he soon learns that moving isn't all bad and makes friends with a brand-new playmate. A heartwarming read-aloud storybook, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Barbara Leonard Gibson.
Great realistic illustrations, but irritating mix of fantasy.  Jul 29, 2007
In A Kiss Goodbye, Chester raccoon has to move because his den tree has been tagged by the tree cutters. Gotta get away! But Chester doesn't want to leave all his friends and favorite places behind. How will he cope?

Okay, I know this is a book for kids. I'm used to them... talking bears, squirrels wearing hats, and rabbits hanging out with ducks. In this book, the illustrations are very realistic renditions of animals and their habitats (very nice). Yet the text talks of Chester going to school, having pockets (?), and "tiny pink cheeks." But because the illustrations are realistic, you don't see Chester in school, with pockets, or with pink cheeks. In other words, the text kept clashing with the illustrations. Now I know this is a kids book, but the story could have been enhanced by illustrations that... fit the story! I'd read the text... Chester is putting a chip of his old den in his pocket, then look at the illustration and... what pockets?

A Kiss Goodbye was less impressive as a story, but perhaps more useful as a storybook about moving.
Helping children deal with moving  Jul 18, 2007
A Kiss Goodbye is the third Chester Raccoon children's book by Audrey Penn. The earlier titles are The Kissing Hand and A Pocket Full of Kisses.

All of the trees in the forest near Chester's home are to be cut down. Chester's mother must find a new home for her family. Chester doesn't want to move and is sad and fearful of the change he faces.

Chester's family does move and Chester soon learns that the new tree he lives in isn't so bad after all. And more importantly, Chester meets a new friend.

A Kiss Goodbye is a wonderful book to help children talk about and deal with a move. They might even choose to think about the change as an adventure.

The illustrations in A Kiss Goodbye are beautifully done. They are detailed, realistic and are a bit whimsical in places. My granddaughter enjoyed the story but her complaint was that the pages were so dark. The illustrations are done primarily in black, gray and dark green with an occasional splash of red.

A wonderful and helpful story. Chester is delightful

Armchair Interviews says: The book could have benefited from more color to draw in young children.
"A Kiss Goodbye" helped my children adjust  Jul 4, 2007
We just moved into a new home last week and my daughters were both very sad. Their grandfather brought them a copy of "A Kiss Goodbye" and they absolutley loved the story. They adore chester the raccoon and all of his adventures. The Kissing Hand helped my eldest daughter adjust to a new school, and a Pocket Full of Kisses comforted her when her sister was born. Now A Kiss Goodbye has helped ease the transitions for both of the girls into their new house. We highly recommend this story to all families!

M Blitz

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