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The Kissing Hand

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Audrey Penn
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2001

Synopsis: When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Trace your hands for a bookmark. Decorate it as a Kissing Hand for someone special.
•  Draw a picture or write a story about a time that you did something you were nervous about (your first sleepover?) what did you do?

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!