Oh how I love love LOVE this book. Like so many little ones, my daughter was having a really hard time adjusting to kindergarten. She would cry every day before she got on the bus. She would tell me constantly how much she missed being home. She seemed so sad and lost. I reached out to a friend whose daughter had gone though something similar a few years ago. She recommend this book. This book, above anything else we tried, helped my daughter adjust to going to school.
The book itself is so well written. It's full of kindness, empathy, compassion and understanding. Young Chester Raccoon is scared of going to school and doesn't want to go. His mother, who is full of wisdom, finds a way to let him know that she's always with him...even when they're apart.
Get ready for the tugging of the heartstrings! The first time my husband read this to our daughter, he came out of her room a little teary-eyed. He gave me the "why didn't you warn me??!"
We've read this book sooo many times. Any time my daughter is upset about anything (doesn't even have to be school related anymore) she wants to read this and snuggle.
This helped so so so much. If I could hug the author I would. We had sad mornings every day for the first several weeks of school. After reading this there was an immediate change. Thank you thank you Audrey Penn!!
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Tanglewood; Stk edition (15 October 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781933718002
- ISBN-13: 978-1933718002
- ASIN: 1933718005
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)