Chester Raccoon learns that they must leave their tree den and move to a different part of the forest. Mrs. Raccoon must help Chester through his sadness and reluctance in accepting a new home and school.
I had the opportunity to attend a conference with the Military Child and Family Network during a project where a parent was recorded on video readingThe Kissing Hand for their child before being deployed overseas. During our discussions, they mentioned that they could use a book to ease the difficulties encountered with having to move every few years, as is the situation for so many people in the armed services. Shortly after our discussion, I visited a school near a large navy base in Virginia, and I asked the children how many of them had ever had to move. I was stunned in grade after grade when nearly every hand went up. I wrote A Kiss Goodbye to help with this transition – for times when any kind of move is made, i.e., to another house, another city, or even at the end of a school year when children must transition to the next grade.
Though they are not Kissing Hand Books, look at these works addressing additional childhood issues and topics:
Sassafras addresses self-esteem
A.D.D. Not B.A.D. discusses Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity
Feathers and Fur addresses diversity and kindness
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