Audrey Penn & Chester & 25 years of The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand is a book that has sold six million copies worldwide and helped countless children learn how to deal with separation anxiety by reading Chester Raccoon's story. This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Kissing Hand and Downtown Books is pleased to be hosting a special appearance and story time by author Audrey Penn and Chester Raccoon at the Manteo branch of the Dare County Library. This event is free and open to the public. Books may be pre-ordered here or by calling 252-473-1056.
From The Kissing Hand...
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.
Now in its 25th year of printing, The Kissing Hand has found its way into the hearts of teachers, librarians, parents, and children around the world, especially during times of separation like starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. Celebrate the special Kissing Hand anniversary with Chester and his mother in this limited edition family keepsake with a dedication page, Letters to Chester booklet download and, of course, heart stickers.