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His mother reassures him about all the good things he will find at school, including new friends, toys, and books. Best of all, she tells Chester that she has a wonderful secret that will make him feel at home at school. It's a secret, passed down to Chester's mother by her mother and to her mother by Chester's great-grandmother.

The name of the secret is the Kissing Hand. Chester wants to know more, so his mother shows him the secret of the Kissing Hand.

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After kissing Chester's palm, his mother tells him, "Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your chest and think, 'Mommy loves you. Chester is then inspired to give his mother a kissing hand by kissing her palm, which makes her very happy. He then happily goes off to school.

The story is slightly stronger than the illustrations, which while colorful, are not as well executed as they could be. However, kids will find Chester to be appealing in both the story and the illustrations. At the end of the book, there is a page of small red heart-shaped stickers that have the words "The Kissing Hand" printed on each of them in white.

This is a nice touch; teachers and counselors can give out the stickers after reading the story to a class or parents can use one whenever a child needs reassurance. According to her website , Audrey Penn was inspired to write The Kissing Hand as a result of something she'd seen and something she did as a result.

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She'd seen a raccoon "kiss the palm of her cub, and then the cub put the kiss on his face. Her daughter was comforted, knowing the kiss would go with her wherever she went, including school. After her career as a ballerina came to an end when she became ill with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Audrey Penn found a new career as a writer.

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However, she began writing a journal when she was in the fourth grade and continued writing as she was growing up. Those early writings became the basis for her first book, Happy Apple Told Me , published in The Kissing Hand , her fourth book, was published in and has become her most well-known book.

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Penn has written about 20 books for children. In all, Audrey Penn has written 6 picture books about Chester Raccoon and his mother, each focusing on a different situation that can be difficult for a child to deal with: A Pocket Full of Kisses a new baby brother , A Kiss Goodbye moving, going to a new school , Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully dealing with a bully , Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories the death of a friend and Chester the Brave overcoming fears , She also wrote A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon , a board book dealing with bedtime fears.

He noted sharp divisions between the workers; one group, known as ScanOps, were sequestered in their own building.


These were data-entry workers, the people to whom those mysterious hands belonged. Wilson became intrigued by them, and began filming them walking to and from their ten-hour shifts in silence.

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