Emily S Smith

Aleksandra Szmidt

Release Date:
July 2021

£6.99 PB £11.99 HB 

270x255mm Picture Book

Age group:


9781922503183 PB

9781922503176 HB

How to Hug a Cactus

Larrikin House


How do you hug a cactus?
I’d really like to know.
You see, I love my cactus,
and my hugs will help it grow.
A young girl explores the possibilities of hugging her most favourite plant, a cactus. With a little help from her family members and a gardening guru, she tries a number of solutions to help solve her prickly problem, all with varying degrees of success. How to Hug a Cactus is a story that will ‘stick’ with many readers.

Key Selling Points:

  • Heartwarming and caring story from the creator of Larrikin favourite, ‘Garbage Guts’ author Emily S. Smith.
  • Explores a range of emotions and challenges.
  • Encourages children to come up with solutions to their problems.
  • A gentle introduction to failure and resilience.
  • Environmental themes.
  • A perfect read aloud book for the classroom.
  • Super cute illustrations by popular artist and picture book illustrator, Aleksandra Szmidt.

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