Monday, August 19, 2013

The Kissing Hand

"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn

Chester Raccoon was afraid to go to school. He wanted to stay with his mother and friends and play. His mother said, "Sometimes we all have to do things we don't want to do." she told him gently. "Even if they seem strange and scary at first. But you will love school once you start."

Then Mrs. Raccoon shared with him a SECRET...The Kissing Hand. She kissed his hand and told him "whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek, and think, "Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.' And that very kiss will jump to your face and fill you with toasty warm thoughts."

Chester did the same thing back to his mother. Parents and teachers all over the country use this book to help children with separation anxiety because it's just that good.

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