Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo
Ever feel like you need a hug, a really big hug from someone? That’s how Felipe the young cactus feels, but his family just isn’t the touchy-feely kind. Cacti can be quite prickly sometimes you know… and so can Felipe. But he’ll be darned if this one pointy issue will hold him back, so one day Felipe sets off on his own to find a friend and, just maybe, that long awaited hug. In her debut picture book, Simona Ciraolo creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share.