Item description for Kissing Hand (Paperback with CD) by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak...
Overview When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews Kissing Hand (Paperback with CD) by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 08/01/2007 page 60
PW Notes and Reprints - 07/09/2007 page 59
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.59" Width: 9.64" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 2007
Publisher Tanglewood Press
ISBN 1933718102 ISBN13 9781933718101
Availability 0 units.
More About Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kissing Hand (Paperback with CD)?
Meh Sep 14, 2008
It's not a bad book, it's just not that interesting to me. And while the kissing hand concept is definitely useful for any child worrying about leaving their parents for the day, I thought it was presented in an excessively sentimental way. I always find too much sentimentality just encourages children to dwell on how upset they are, rather than comforting them.
But if it works for your kid, great.
perfect before-kindergarten present Sep 6, 2008
Like many teachers, I used this book on my first day for my kindergarten class. I would also recommend giving this book as a present to all of the parents that have a child going to kindergarten for the first time.
tear jerker Sep 4, 2008
My daughter's kindergarten teacher read this to the kids and the parents the first day of school for orientation. I can tell you not a dry eye with the bunch of us parents! It was so touching that evening as well when my daughter asked me to kiss her hand so she could take it to school with her the first day. This will be an heirloom book for my other child as well as my grandchildren
A Very Good Book Aug 18, 2008
I bought this book because my daughter bought one at her school for "us" when she was very young(separated because of divorce), it was lost in a move and it had sentimental value for both of us...it's not "the one" she bought, but it's just as good and in great condition.
The sweetest book around! May 30, 2008
The Kissing hand is a wonderful book that show's how strong the bond is between a mother and her child. We started reading this book to my daughter when she was two years old. She is now seven and we still do the "Kissing Hand". It is a sweet story that you will fall in love with and your children will ask for it for years to come. I would strongly recommend this book to everyone, especially to any parents who need to be seperated from their child for any length of time. 5 stars!!!