A Color Game for Chester Raccoon

In this Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood’s little issues.

Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. A Color Game for Chester Raccoon provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere — finding things in many colors: white, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown, and black.


Board Book | Ages 0 – 2
Board Book ISBN: 978-1-933718-58-3 | 14 pages | $7.95
Guided reading level: G | Grade level: 1 | Reading Recovery level: 11 – 12

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.

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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.

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A Color Game for Chester Raccoon Reviews


“Gibson creates a lighthearted forest environment for expressive Chester and his companions, while Penn encourages readers to observe the world around them.”
Publishers Weekly

“Most concept board books about colors rely on common items for identification–oranges and fire trucks, for instance. But this latest Chester Raccoon title incorporates a story and rhyming text as Chester and his friends discover colors in their surroundings…This makes the book a mite more challenging than the usual fare, but enjoyably so.”
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