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Chester Raccoon is worried that his mother does not have enough love for both him and his new baby brother.
Posted June 7, 2004
As a book reviewer for Funseeker's Radio Network I come across a lot of delightful children's book, but this one has to be in the top ten. A mother raccoon has two cubs, with Chester being the older. His mother gives him a kiss in his hand, a 'kissing hand' and he is delighted, until he sees her give one to his baby brother. His mother lets him know that he is loved just as much as his brother and that she has enough love for both of them. The illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson are some of the best I have seen and remind me of Harry, my own pet raccoon I had when I was younger. This book needs to be bought in pairs, one for the adult buying it and one or more for the children who will love the story and the message it gives.
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Posted July 29, 2011
This book has a special place in my heart. Pocket Full of Kisses is something that I have read many times to my kids, as each new addition joined our family. I have to laugh every time at the beginning, this is where you have Chester asking his mother if they can give his brother back. I have heard this countless times from my kids. Then when Chester explains why, I chuckle more because that is stuff I hear on a daily basis.
I love how the mother explains to Chester that "that is what brothers do". The gentle nature of this book makes the topic easy to explain, even to the youngest of kids.
The fact that the book "The Kissing Hand" is brought up in this book is something I enjoy reading with the kids. The mentioning of book makes a great tie in to go back and revisit the story and lessons from the "The Kissing Hand".
I know that because the kissing hand gesture was so special and shared in love, each of the kids understood the "horror" Chester must have felt when his mother shared this gesture with his little brother.
In the end, the kids and I realize how special each child and parent relationship is. This book shares how to help and ease the adjustment of adding new siblings to a family. That just because the family grows, the love and special moments for each individual child grows too.
The pictures and illustrtions in this book are again cute and amazing. This is another "must-have" in any parents library. This is another book that I plan on keeping around for grandchilden.
Posted April 11, 2011
I have to say that I am now a huge fan of Audrey Penn. I have now read and reviewed 4 of her titles and have simply adored them all. I feel her books are beautifully illustrated, with loveable characters and contain heartwarming messages.
A POCKET PULL OF KISSES
A Pocket Full of Kisses is about Chester getting a new baby brother and having to deal with sharing his Mother's love. I just love the whole "kissing hand" theme and loved that is appears in all of Penn's books (those that I have read at least). I think that the transition is hard for any child when a new sibling enters the family. A Pocket Full of Kisses helps ease Chester into welcoming and accepting his new bother. I just loved this book, as did my 2 boys.
Posted December 3, 2008
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I bought this book for my son when we knew we were expecting another child. We read it so much and we practice pockets full of kisses every night before he goes to bed as well as when he goes away to school.<BR/>Love this book and would recommend it to anyone with children!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2008
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