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The Kissing Hand

Penn, Audrey

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ISBN 10: 0878685855 / ISBN 13: 9780878685851
Published by Washington, D. C.: Child & Family Press, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, pages unnumbered. Inscribed by author on foreword page: To N___, Lots of hugs, Audrey Penn. This is a very nice signed copy of the beloved children's book. The binding is square and tight, and the cover is shiny, clean, and blemish-free. Dust jacket is glossy and free of any chips, tears, creases, or smudges. The pages are glossy and pristine, with no crayon marks or little fingerprints. Beautifully, richly illustrated on each page by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. Bookseller Inventory # Fred6-859

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Title: The Kissing Hand

Publisher: Washington, D. C.: Child & Family Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The Kissing Hand


Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand, published by the Child Welfare League of America, is just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschool--or for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story. (Ages 5 and older) --Karin Snelson

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