The Kissing Hand, by Ocean House Media and Audrey Penn, is the perfect love story. “There is no greater love than that between a mother and her child”; time and time again we have heard this statement and this tale about Chester the Raccoon tells it perfectly. With gorgeous illustrations and a soothing narrator, everyone will find their hearts warmed by this endearing classic. The story opens with the adorable Chester about to cry over the concept of going off to school by himself. A young one’s fear of leaving his mother and beginning school is the theme here. Mother raccoon eases his worries by sharing a special form of lasting affection. She tells him of a wonderful “secret” that she learned from her mother. She kisses Chester’s palm and then teaches him that whenever he is lonely, or needs a little loving from home, all he needs to do is press his hand on his cheek and remember that his mommy loves him. With such assurances of love, Chester feels able to go off to school. The Kissing Hand is a perfect story for any child who confronts a difficult situation.
Parent/teacher and child can have lots of discussions. Talk about how the “The Kissing Hand” concept works and see how you can apply or modify it to your own lives.
- ★ Three ways to read: “Read to Me,” “Read it Myself,” and “Auto Play”
- ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
- ★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
- ★ Professional audio narration and custom background audio for each scene
- ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art
In support of the 1,600 copies of “The Kissing Hand” hardcopy book donated to the children of Newtown by Tanglewood Press, Oceanhouse is offering the digital book app free to children everywhere for a period of time.