A Kiss Goodbye

Moving is hard on everyone, but especially children.

Chester Raccoon, whom readers have come to know and love through the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand, and its sequel, A Pocket Full of Kisses, is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children; he and his family are moving. Young readers will love the way Chester says goodbye to his old home and learns that there are some exciting aspects to his new home.

Picture Book | Ages 3 – 7
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-933718-04-0 | 32 pages | $16.95
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-933718-41-5 | $10.99
Lexile Level: 580 | Guided Reading Level: K | Grade Level: 2 | Reading Recovery Level: 18

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 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.

All Books in The Kissing Hand Series

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover 2016 Book Cover
The Kissing Hand 2016 Book Cover
A Pocket Full of Kisses 2016 Book Cover
A Kiss Goodbye 2016 Book Cover
Chester the Brave 2016 Book Cover
Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories 2016 Book Cover
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully 2016 Book Cover
A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon Board Book Cover
A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon Board Book Cover
A Color Game for Chester Raccoon Board Book Cover
Un Beso en Mi Mano 2016 Book Cover

A Kiss Goodbye Reviews

A Kiss Goodbye…featur(es) the further adventures of the lovable young Chester Raccoon and his family…A heartwarming read-aloud storybook, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Barbara Leonard Gibson.”
Midwest Book Review

“Author Audrey Penn has done it again. In A Kiss Goodbye, she has taken her beloved character, Chester Raccoon, and gently guided him through another childhood dilemma [moving]…Audrey Penn’s dedication says it all: ‘To all my friends, big and little, who find their way to the other end of the path.’ In A Kiss Goodbye, Chester continues to help make that journey an easier one for children everywhere.”

“A wonderful and helpful story. Chester is delightful.”