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Chester Raccoon does not want to go to school. His mother tries to support and reassure him by sharing a family secret called “The Kissing Hand” to help him when he is away from her and feeling scared or worried. This secret way to carry her love with him helps Chester get through his first days of school.

Age Range: 3 – 8 years

Length: 24 pages

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Why do we love this book?

This beautifully written and illustrated story shows how difficult it is for children (and parents) to separate from each other and say goodbye when it is time for school. Chester and his mom share their secret with us, which is a great way to reassure children that they can go to school knowing that they will have the love and support of those special in their lives to get them through the day.