Nobody Hugs a Cactus

byCarter GoodrichIllustratorCarter Goodrich

Picture Books | April 16, 2019

Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich
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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.
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; a...
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Title:Nobody Hugs a CactusFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.4 inPublished:April 16, 2019Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534400907

ISBN - 13:9781534400900

Appropriate for ages: 4

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