Nobody Hugs A Cactus
Meet Hank, a very cranky and prickly cactus. No matter who rolls by to say hello in the desert (a tumbleweed, a coyote, a lizard, an owl, a cowboy), he is frustrated with their boisterousness.
Finally, Hank discovers being alone is lonely. Using his cacti-wit, he develops a way to get a hug. With beautiful earth-toned illustrations, this book captures both the beauty of the desert and the beauty of friendship.