Friday, June 27, 2014

Bedtime Story: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Synopsis: "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 has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive."

My Review: This is a really cute concept and great for kids who have a little separation anxiety or are going on an overnight for the first time. I think maybe it fell a little short in the story telling, and wasn't explained very well. It is appropriate for slightly older kids maybe 5-7 (so I don't know why it is a board book) as opposed to toddlers like Munchkin who while enjoy acting out the kissing of hands and putting them to cheeks don't quite understand the reasoning. Still it is a cute book and the illustrations are very cute.
My Rating: For all the hype this wasn't a spectacular book, it was a good book just not as fantastic as I was expecting.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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