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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called The Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that touches the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, going to camp.

This has been a favorite book in my house for about 11 years now, coming out of the closet with each child.  Now Princess A is old enough to understand and enjoy it and I am rediscovering why I love it so much.

The illustrations are gorgeous and eye catching.  They have kept all of my children enraptured every time we read it.  Most important is the storyline.  A mom reminds her child through a simple act of kissing his hand that her love goes with him where ever he is.  What child would not benefit from that?  Princess A now requests a "kissing hand" whenever we must be apart.  It is a great reminder to me that the simplest acts of love can often hold the longest impact.

I highly recommend this book.  Princess A and I read it on my Kindle.  The illustrations, although black and white, are still gorgeous and she loved it. 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.  No other compensation was offered or taken.

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