A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon

The sun is up, it’s time for Chester to go to sleep, but he is frightened by the shadows that the sun is making in his tree.

Mrs. Raccoon soothes him with a special Kissing Hand. A sweet introduction to the Kissing Hand in this board book for younger readers.

Board Book | Ages 0 – 2
Board Book ISBN: 978-1-933718-52-1 | 14 pages | $7.95
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-933718-66-8 | $7.95
Guided Reading Level: I | Grade Level: 1 – 2 | Reading Recovery Level: 15 – 16

Meet Author Audrey Penn

Audrey Penn started her career as a ballerina dancing with the National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and the Danny Diamond Dance Theatre. In 1980, she became too ill with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) to continue dancing but, because she had participated in children’s theatre, children’s dance, and always enjoyed children’s literature, she turned to writing children’s books for her creative outlet.

Her passion for advocacy for children continually molds her writing style and subject matter. She has created her writing program – The Writing Penn – into schools, libraries, and children’s hospitals, where she shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids.

Today, Audrey has written over 13 books and is a New York Times bestselling author.

Meet Illustrator Barbara Gibson

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.

Other Books in The Kissing Hand Series

Book cover for The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Book cover for A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn
Book cover for Chester Racoon and the Acorn Full of Memories by Audrey Penn
Cover of A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon Reviews

“Designed for younger children, this board book features rounded corners, rhyming couplets, and a simpler text than the earlier books in the series. It should find an audience in most public libraries.”

School Library Journal

“It’s a tricky thing to make broad daylight seem spooky, but readers may still see their own bedtime fears in Chester’s overactive imagination.”

Publishers Weekly

“A creative new board book perfect for nighttime story sessions.”

Portland Book Reviews