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Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Hank, a cactus who is as prickly on the inside as he is on the outside, decides he wants a hug.

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ISBN 9781534400900
Barcode 9781534400900
Published 1 May 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Goodrich, Carter
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ISBN-13 9781534400900
ISBN-10 1534400907
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 16 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Goodrich, Carter
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 499g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Animals, Hugging, Mood (Psychology), Tumbleweeds, Cactus
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 978912

Description of this Book

Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest people--or the crankiest cacti--need a little love. Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world. He sits in a pot in a window that faces the empty desert, which is just how he likes it. So, when all manner of creatures--from tumbleweed to lizard to owl--come to disturb his peace, Hank is annoyed. He doesn't like noise, he doesn't like rowdiness, and definitely does not like hugs. But the thing is, no one is offering one. Who would want to hug a plant so mean? Hank is beginning to discover that being alone can be, well, lonely. So he comes up with a plan to get the one thing he thought he would never need: a hug from a friend.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dominated by subtle earth tones true to its desert setting, spare yet emotive watercolor art reveals how the cactus, with a small act of kindness, disproves the book's title. In wryly understated words and pictures, Goodrich delivers a tale that is equally charming and droll-and a smart pick for cranky kids. - Publishers Weekly

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Author's Bio

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society's Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!, Say Hello to Zorro!, Zorro Gets an Outfit, Mister Bud Wears the Cone, A Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

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