• No, David!

    by David Shannon Year Published: 1998

    When author David Shannon was five-years-old, he wrote a story about a little boy who broke all his mother's rules, leading to her often saying "No, David." In 1997, Shannon came across his childhood book in his mother's closet, and re-wrote it using a child-like handwriting and including drawings of his mishaps. In 1999 No, David was a Caldecott Honor Book.

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  • The Kissing Hand

    by Audrey Penn Year Published: 1993

    Chester is a young raccoon who is nervous about going to school.[4] His mother kisses his center palm and tells him that "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.'"[4]Chester is comforted and goes to school.

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