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
Guided reading level: I | Grade level: 1 – 2 | Reading Recovery level: 15 – 16

Meet the Author & Illustrator


Audrey PennAudrey 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.

Author Website


Barbara L. GibsonAn award-winning illustrator, Barbara Leonard Gibson has been 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 has worked in many areas including historical illustration, children’s books, and magazines, cartooning, portraiture, wildlife illustration, natural sciences, advertising, fantasy, and science fiction.

Illustrator Website

Other Books in The Kissing Hand Series


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