Welcome to the weekend, y'all! In light of our pending change of address, I went in search of a few good books about moving and stumbled upon a familiar friend. Today's For the Love of Books pick is written for children ages three to eight and boasts the lovable raccoon first featured in the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand.
A Kiss Goodbye, written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson, speaks of Chester Raccoon's dread of any adventure that would take him away from the home he has grown to love. A line drawn around the trunk, however, serves as a visual reminder of its pending doom and the necessity for a sudden move. After a sad goodbye, his mother reminds him that "you don't ever have to forget your tree. You can keep it in your head and heart forever." Despite his reluctance, Chester's new tree turns out to be better than he had expected, as a special, new friend comes with it.
Thanks so much for reading, friends. I'll see you on the other side of June. Be blessed!