This post is a flash from the past. It was originally published in 2011.
The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year. Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school. She assures him that he will love school once he is busy playing with new toys, new books, and new friends. She also shares a special secret that has been in their family for years – the kissing hand. The kissing hand allows a little love from home to be with Chester at all times and gives him the confidence he needs to tackle his first day of school. Quite simply a heartwarming story that provides true comfort to little ones and perhaps a few Mommies and Daddies too!