"Parents of toddlers starting school or day care should seek separation-anxiety remedies elsewhere, and fans of the original shouldn't look to this version as replacement for their page-worn copies. (Board book. 2-4)"
"Unfortunately, this is sure to be requested by the many adult fans of The Kissing Hand; steer them to the likes of Helen Lester's Hooway for Wodney Wat (1999) or Anthony Browne's Willy books for kid-savvy treatment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of The Kissing Hand (1993) revisits her raccoon family in this sappy and didactic tale about coping with a bully.
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