Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939100115
Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Kissing Hand Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 341,934
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Audrey Penn is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Kissing Hand, and other Chester Raccoon books, in addition to the Blackbeard series. She lives in Durham, NC.

Barbara Leonard Gibson is the illustrator of three Chester Raccoon titles, including A Pocket Full of Kisses and Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully. This is her fifth collaboration with the author, Audrey Penn. She lives in Olney, MD, just north of Washington, DC.

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Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bellasgram1217 More than 1 year ago
I would like to say first of all that the illustrations on this book are so well detailed you feel like the characters and places are real. The book itself was such a postive message to children. Chester goes on his first (overday) sleepover. His Mom gives him a kiss and hug and he is on his way. He has fun all day with his friends, Pepper Opossum (whose sleepover it is), Sassafrass Skunk (the humor in the book), Cassie Racoon, Amber Porcupine, Stanley Squirrel and Badger Badger. I found it clever on the use of how they made the darts to play. Bedtime comes and Chester gets homesick for Mom. I thought that not making him feel bad and the way it was done was a postive and supportive step. This book is good for 5+, and great to read if your child is going on a sleepover. I wish I had it for my Granddaughter on her first one away from home. I am looking forward to more adventures with Chester and his friends. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
rkfall More than 1 year ago
Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn is a great reminder of what fun you can have with friends. It also helps you know that you’ll be with your family again very soon and your separation is not permanent. After reading this one, we never think of being nervous, giggling, and being sleepy the same again. You’ll understand what we mean if you read it yourself. The illustrations were VERY inviting, adorable, and detailed. This is a great read-aloud that your children will want you to read over and over! I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Pebble_Cafe More than 1 year ago
Another great story in the KISSING HAND series by Audrey Penn. This time Chester Raccoon is invited to his very first sleepover (or overday as described in the book). Naturally, Chester is having a fun time with his friends during the day. However, when night falls, Chester becomes nervous and scared and wants to go home. What I love about Penn's books is that they demonstrate for young kids it's OK to be nervous, anxious or scared, but it will be OK. ebook provided by Tanglewood Publishing via NetGalley.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Thanks to NetGalley and Tanglewood Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover by Audrey Penn. Chester spends the day with a group of friends. When it's time for bed, Chester can't sleep. He ends up going home and falls asleep contentedly. The story is cute and happy with some humor also. 4 stars for this addition to the story of Chester Raccoon. *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary consideration.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a new addition to the Kissing Hand series. When Chester Raccoon is invited to an "overday" (spending the day at his friend's home) at his friend Pepper Opossum's tree, he will be away from mother raccoon for the full day. She kisses his hand and closes it on her kiss as he is leaving. Chester joins all his friends for a day full of fun games and activities. When they all get tired, they go to Pepper's tree and curl up in her hollow. All his friends fall asleep except for Chester. He remembers his mother's Kissing Hand, but he still feels homesick and a tear escapes from his eye. When Pepper's mom notices how sad he is, she enlists the help of Mrs. Rabbit to take Chester home. Once home and in his mother's arms, he has not problem falling asleep across the hollow from his brother. Chester learns that it okay to be nervous when you experience new things and not to be afraid to ask for help. This is a great book to read to young children who might be nervous or scared about a new activity or to be leaving mom whether to go to a friend or relative's house or even to school. The illustrations are adorable and the animals are so cute. I especially liked Sassafrass the skunk who kept "stinky puffing" when she was nervous, tired or giggling. This is also a good book about teaching tolerance for friends and those who might be different. A great book for families of young children as well as for kindergarten and early primary classrooms.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover Author: Audrey Penn Illustrator: Barbara L Gibson Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing Published: 5-16-2017 Pages: 33 ISBN: 9781939100115 Reviewed For: NetGalley and the Publisher Reviewed By: DelAnne Rating: 5 Stars Chester is off to his friend Pepper Opossum's house to spend time with Pepper and some of their other friends. Holding his mother's loving kiss in the palm of his hand he jumps in with the others to have a great time. Told in simple to read and follow along text. Young readers can enjoy sharing Chester's latest adventure with family and friends. Barbara Gibson's illustrations enhance young readers enjoyment of this delightfully fun read. My rating of Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover is 5 out of 5 stars.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has missed even one book in this absolutely fantastic series entitled, The Kissing Hand Books, you are missing out on something truly special. Specified for ages 3 to 7, parents will be thrilled to share these books with their kids. All about love and affection, warmth and family – this series focuses on every area of kindness that exists in the world. Thus, it’s not a surprise that the characters in these books teaching this kindness are animals. In this, the 10th book in this series, Chester is looking at having his first “overday” with his friends across the pond from where he lives. He is headed to Pepper Opossum’s tall white oak home located on the far side of Butterfly Pond. Mrs. Raccoon (beloved Mommy) drops off Chester and leaves him with a kiss in the middle of his palm. Although he’s nervous about being away from her, he is also very excited to be spending the day with his pals. And these are some really cool pals: Pepper, of course, is the hostess. Then we have Stanley Squirrel, Badger, Chester’s own best friend Cassie Raccoon, and the fun and slightly smelly Amber Porcupine. (She’s a great friend. She just has an issue with making “stinky puffs” at certain moments in time.) The friends have an absolute ball. They run, they hang upside down in trees, they play darts – you name it, they do it. They even have a feast of some really delicious grubs and slugs that Mrs. Opossum serves. But, like all of us, after playing hard and eating well, all we feel like doing is taking a nice, restful nap. But it’s difficult napping away from home. You miss Mommy and your siblings, even though you also love the day of play you’ve had with your friends. So...what will Chester do? have to read and find out. Also, you get to stare at absolutely wonderful artwork that brings these characters to life. I’m not exaggerating; this is one illustrator who is so specific and so brilliant in her work, that you and your children will feel like Chester and his gang are literally real and living right outside your window. It is not a shock that this series has gone on for so long and been so popular. This reviewer (who is now a Grandma and wants the perfect books to share with her beautiful granddaughter) loves the fact that Chester has gotten to the big “Ten.” This is one series that lets all of us follow along with a great young lad as he grows up and experiences the world, teaching life lessons along the way that every family should celebrate. Quill says: This is the perfect set for young children to have in their homes. Chester is a whole lot of fun!