《The Kissing Hand》被誉为开学恐惧症治愈绘本，每个离开父母怀抱，背上小书包去陌生校园上学的孩子，都多多少少会有不适应，害怕，无助，忧虑等等情绪，但故事中的熊妈妈用了一个爱的魔法，让熊宝宝克服了恐惧。
《The Kissing Hand》故事全文
Chester Raccoon stood at the edge of the forest and cried.
"I don't want to go to school," he told his mother. "I want to stay home with you.
I want to play with my friends. And play with my toys.
And read my books. And swing on my swing.
Please, may I stay home with you?"
Mrs. Raccoon took Chester by the hand and nuzzled him on the ear.
"Sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do," she told him gently.
"Even if they seem strange and scary at first.
But you will love school once you start."
“You'll make new friends. And play with new toys.”
“Read new books. And swing on new swings."
Besides,” she added, "I know a wonderful secret that will make your night at school seem as warm and cozy as your days at home."
Chester wiped away his tears. He looked interested. "A secret? What kind of secret?"
"A very old secret." said Mrs. Raccoon," I learned from my mother and she learned it from hers. It's called the kissing hand."
"The kissing hand?" asked Chester. "What's that?"
"I'll show you." Mrs. Raccoon took Chester's left hand and spread open his tiny fingers into a fan.
Leaning forward, she kissed Chester right in the middle of his palm.
Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm and into his heart.
Even his silky, black mask tingled with a special warmth.
Mrs. Raccoon smiled. "Now," she told Chester,
"whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home,
just press your hand to your cheek and think 'Mommy loves you. Mommy loves you.'
And that kiss will jump to your face and fill you with toasty warm thoughts."
She took Chester's hand and carefully wrapped his fingers around the kiss.
"Now, do be careful not to lose it," she teased him.
"But don't worry. When you open up your hand and wash your hand, I promise you the kiss will stick."
Chester loved his kissing hand.
Now he knew his mother's love would go with him wherever he went. Even to school.
That night, Chester stood in frontof his school and looked thoughtful.
Suddenly, he turned his mother and grinned. "Give me your hand," he told her.
Chester took his mother's hand in his own and unfolded her large, familiar fingers into a fan.
Next he leaned forward and kissed the center of her hand.
"Now, you have a kissing hand too!" he told her.
And with a gentle "goodbye" and "I love you," Chester turned and danced away.
Mrs. Raccoon watched Chesters camper across a tree limb and into school.
As the hoot owl rang in the new school year, she pressed her left hand to her cheek and smiled.
The warmth of Chester's kiss filled her heart with special words.
"Chester loves you," It said. "Chester loves you."
I Love You