Mrs. Raccoon helps Chester to cope with the changes he experiences, as well as his emotions when his new baby brother is introduced into their family dynamic.
After spending an afternoon with my great-niece and great-nephew, this topic jumped out at me as a possible Kissing Hand book. A Pocket Full of Kisseslooks at sibling rivalry, the feelings a child experiences when a new young sibling enters the family.
“Teeming with details, Gibson’s paintings depict an idyllic woodland populated with friendly beasts, birds, and bugs that seem to pause and take an interest in the raccoons’ conversations. The focus of the artwork, as well as the story, is clearly on the loving mother-and-child relationship.”—Booklist
“Penn understands the powerful pull of old-fashioned sentiment.”—Publishers Weekly