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Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories (The Kissing Hand Series) (Hardcover)

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By Audrey Penn, Barbara Gibson (Illustrator)
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Winter 2009 Kids' List


“Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories is a wonderful resource to help children deal with the death of a loved one. The story models good interactions between Chester and his mother as she helps him take tangible steps to remember and honor his friend.”
— Susan Richmond, Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA

Description


Chester Raccoon's good friend Skiddel Squirrel has had an accident and will not be returning - ever. Chester is upset that he won't get to play with his friend anymore. Mrs. Raccoon suggests that Chester and his friends create some memories of Skiddel, so that they will have good memories when they miss him. Chester, his brother Ronny, and their friends decide to gather at the pond, where they combine their memories and create a touching celebration of their friend's life.

Many young children must face the loss of loved ones or the need to attend a funeral. This sweet story will help children to understand the positive purpose behind memorial services and how "making memories" can provide cheer and comfort when missing an absent loved one.

About the Author


Audrey Penn takes her one-woman educational program, the Writing Penn, into schools, libraries, and children’s hospitals where she shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids. She is also highly sought after as a conference keynote speaker by groups of teachers and other professionals who work with children.

An award-winning illustrator, Barbara Leonard Gibson was a freelance artist in the Baltimore-Washington area for twenty-five years. Originally from New York, and with a degree in Fine Art and Design from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked in many areas including historical illustration, children’s books, and magazines, cartooning, portraiture, wildlife illustration, natural sciences, advertising, fantasy, and science fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933718293
ISBN-10: 1933718293
Publisher: Tanglewood
Publication Date: August 15th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: The Kissing Hand Series