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Hug Me 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 Cactuses can be quite prickly sometimes you know

  • Title: Hug Me
  • Author: Simona Ciraolo
  • ISBN: 9781909263499
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Cactuses 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 awEver 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 Cactuses 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 Ciraola creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share.Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose buoyantly witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award.Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the United Kingdom where she undertook an MA in children s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children s TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher.

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    One thought on “Hug Me

    1. Lesley on said:

      Quite possibly the most adorable book on the face of the earth. May or may not have read it to my pet cactus.

    2. Garrett on said:

      We all need more hugs. Even little cacti. Give your cacti hugs! But keep some bandages handy

    3. Vonia on said:

      Uber cute. Lonely cactus. Family is very distant. Reaches out into the real world to find a friend. Unfortunately, finding loving individuals, even simply receiving hugs is easier said than done. He finally finds what he has seeked in a rock, whom has a similar family situation. Kindred spirits, Hugs! Ciraola is an animator, which shows in her adorable illustrations. It is her proficient rendering of these emotions, of course, that warm the readers' hearts, at whatever age. Adults can learn a lo [...]

    4. Amy on said:

      Darling. Love the voice and the protagonist's name and the message, of course. My favorite page is when he's trying to enjoy his own company--playing sudoku & video games and eating Chinese take-out in his giant armchair, his bunny slippers on the floor.

    5. Emmy Groendyke on said:

      Tiny adorable cactus? Tiny adorable cactus who just wants to hug? Super cute illustrations and a happy ending? What's not to love?! I could not get enough of this book! I wanted to give it a great big hug!

    6. Nicole on said:

      Adorable and sweet. The illustrations were the cutest!It may be a little abrupt in its ending but I loved the sentiment behind it.The outcasts stories are my catnip after all.

    7. Maggie on said:

      A delightful little book. The drawings on the inside of both covers are adorably rough, but very important to the understanding of Felipe and his story with Camilla. The lessons to be learned here are often more subtle than I think a young child is going to understand without perhaps reading it several times. They'll get the bigger themes, but maybe not the lesser until later. Still, it's a wonderful and unique way to present important lessons.

    8. The Styling Librarian on said:

      Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo – A Never expected to love a cactus so much. Sweet little cactus with all the adult cacti around her not wanting to have anything complicated nor are they good at displaying affection. Loved how this little cactus keeps trying to find someone to connect with and get a hug…. until she gives up. Simple and beautiful. Made me laugh when my son saw the cover and announced, “I don’t want to hug a cactus, are you kidding me?” but he ended up saying “Aw” to the st [...]

    9. Susan on said:

      What a gift Simona Ciralo had to be able to speak so profoundly of our life experience so simply and with so few words. The struggles we all feel at times - not fitting in with our family or peer groups and not getting our needs met from those around us. Then we find that exciting person that is SO NOT right for us. Which ends badly. And just when we give up and develop that prickly outer shell, we find that one person who is our missing half. Perhaps I am reading too much into this, but I like [...]

    10. Aliza Werner on said:

      All Felipe the Cactus wants is a hug. No one in his family pays enough attention to him to know he wants one, much less to give one. He sets off one day to be on his own, but meets a friend who could use a hug, too. Lovely story to remind us of the power of a kind and thoughtful action toward others. Treat others how you want to be treated.

    11. Zaz on said:

      I wasn't a big fan of the art but it showed well Felipe's feelings. On the story side, this picture book was really really cute, Felipe was touching and I really enjoyed how the story was told and the ending.

    12. Mila on said:

      I loved this book so much. I teared up when I read it because I identified with a fictional cactus from a children's book. The art is amazing and I will be buying a copy of this book for my goddaughter, for sure.

    13. Mylène Brunet on said:

      Le petit cactus est tellement cute. J'veux me coller après moi aussi.

    14. Monica on said:

      Sweet as pie! I want a copy for my coffee table. Loved the artwork and the deceptive simplicity of the story. Lovely!

    15. Francis Thibeault on said:

      Je lis et le relis encore. C'est tout simplement charmant, émotif et inspirant. C'est un choix de sujet original, que les cactus, qui démontre bien l'inventivité de son auteure. Les images sont colorés, peu chargés et très expressives. J'adore, tellement que je l'animerai lors d'une heure du conte cette semaine! :)

    16. Kelly on said:

      Who doesn't love a book about a cactus who only wants a hug, but his family isn't touchy-feely and nobody else wants to hug a cactus?The illustrations weren't the best, the story was cute, but there was just something about the book that I loved.

    17. Tracy J Hora on said:

      Cute little cactus just needs a little hug. He finally finds one.

    18. J. on said:

      Cute illustrations talking about how it is okay to be "touch feely".

    19. Clare Bird on said:

      I have added my review to my blog! I highlighted what I loved about this book, you can find the detailshere

    20. Emily Carlyn on said:

      THIS IS SO CUTE. And the illustrations are BEAUTIFUL! Maybe i'm biased though because I do love cacti.

    21. Thabata on said:

      I LOVE, love, love, love this little book. The illustrations are a delight, so subtle and beautiful. Ciraolo masterfully conveys personality to each of the characters with remarkable expressions. The color palette is suave and pretty. I read it countless times. This is a book about a small cactus named Felipe. He is the cutest prickly thing: sweet natured, loving and caring. But his family is very strict and stern. Thy are all about personal space, cold and distant. He longed for someone to hold [...]

    22. Michelle McBeth on said:

      Felipe is a cactus from a family of cacti who care more about looks and social status. He is taught to keep himself away from others. He really wants a hug, but of course no one notices. He asks for hugs outside of the family, but this only leads to trouble (a creepy looking balloon ends up in hospital from cactus damage). So he decides to leave and look for a new family. This doesn't work out since no one wants him. Then he chooses to live on his own and not let anyone near. Until he hears cryi [...]

    23. Venus on said:

      Review originally posted on Children's AtheneumEver 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. Cactuses can be quite prickly sometimes you know . . . and so can Felipe. But Felipe will not let this one pointy issue hold him back, so one day Felipe sets off on his own to find a friend and just maybe, that long awaited hug.Okay, so it isn't the most original concept in the world, unhuggable thi [...]

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