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The Kissing Hand
Colorful set of felt or magnetic backed pieces to follow the story line of
this popular book by Audrey Penn.
This set combines expressive, friendly
characters, large, easy-to-see pieces,
and vibrant colors to help "spice up"
the storytelling adventure.

It consists of laminated color laser
prints fully backed for a quality
magnetic or felt board presentation.
(book and board not included)


Starting school can be a scary situation
for any child. Audrey Penn addresses this
issue in The Kissing Hand when it's time
for Chester Racoon to leave the safety of
home and mother. New toys, books, and
friends are not enough to provide
incentive. It takes mom's kiss (that doesn't
wash away) in the center of Chester's
palm to give Chester courage for his new
adventure. Chester, then empowered to
meet the challenge, returns his love by
giving mom a kissing hand, too.
Set Includes:
  • Large, expressive pieces that are easy to
    manipulate, quick to clean, and ideal for
    instructional use or for small group sharing.

  • Ample pieces for continuous felt board action.

  • Character pieces designed to arouse interest,
    capture attention, and add enjoyment to the

  • 2 raccoons: Chester (5 1/2" wide) and Mom
    (7" wide)

  • Unhappy Chester in grass with wildflowers
    and butterfly (10" wide)

  • Tree with nest, bird, and tire swing (11")

  • Tree with owl in front of a yellow moon (11")

  • 3 friends: yellow bird, skunk, rabbit

  • 5 toys: ball, sand bucket and shovel, 2 books,

  • 2 paws with heart kisses: (Chester's and

  • 3 red hearts
Solution Graphics
The story set pieces are designed to be a tool for
enriching, enhancing, and extending the story.  
The set is not endorsed by the author or publisher.