Connect Over Nobody Hugs a Cactus

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Connect With Your Child Over:

  • 3 conversation starters

  • 1 desert habitat activity

  • 1 creative writing/drawing prompt

  • 3 recommendations for similar books

Plot Summary

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.

This is a great story for introverts, extroverts & everyone in between.

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