“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
The Kissing Hand. Written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1993.
Reading Level: Lexile 520L
Synopsis: Chester Raccoon is worried about leaving his mom to start school. Mrs. Raccoon gives Chester Raccoon a kiss in the middle of his hand to help him remember her love while he is at school. Chester Raccoon gave his mother The Kissing Hand too and then went off to school.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud for the first day of school, teaches small moment stories
Content Area Connections:
Literacy- small moment stories
Possible Areas of Concern: understanding why Chester Raccoon goes to school at night