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The Kissing Hand

Illustrated by Ruth Harper
Published by Tanglewood
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

In this contemporary classic Chester Raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the world to attend his very first day of school.

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.

Ruth Harper was born in England, is a descendent of Sir Christopher Wren, and lived in six countries before coming to America. She has been an art teacher, where she wrote an accredited art curriculum, presented seminars on art education, been a guest illustrator at elementary schools, and has donated many works to fund-raising events.

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