A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
A mother shows love and understanding to her anxious child.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that nothing objectionable is presented in this book, which is a gentle story of a mother's love for her anxious son -- and his love for her.
Is It Any Good?
This is a genuinely heartwarming, award-winning book that is becoming a classic for readers of all ages, especially those who are trying to face new adventures. The simple story is so gently told and illustrated that it's sure to become a family treasure. As is written in the foreword, THE KISSING HAND is "a story for any child who confronts a difficult situation." First days of school are certainly scary for most kids, and this book is a perfect tool for addressing their fears.
The text is simple and straightforward but kind and loving. And the richness of the vibrant watercolor illustrations deepens the beauty of the story. Amongst pleasant forest scenes, Chester looks childlike and in need of a hug, while his mother gives him the loving support he needs as the other forest animals look on.
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