I was provided with a copy of “Could You Hug a Cactus?” All opinions are my own.
I loved to read books as a child. It was while I was in elementary school that I discovered Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends” & “A Light in the Attic.” My imagination soared as I read his playful poems & drawings.
While reading “Could You Hug a Cactus?” I found that it brought me back to that same place of whimsy. The poems are wonderfully written by Phillip Van Wagoner & beautifully illustrated by Spencer Smith.
The book’s title is also a poem in the book. It begs the question, “can you love someone, warts & all?” or in this case, do you have enough compassion to give a cactus a hug?
The poems in the book center on themes such as love, individuality & self-acceptance. The colorful illustrations help emphasize the subject matter in an amusing way.
My favorite poem in the book is called “Do Some” which encourages you to have goals & aspirations.
“Could You Hug a Cactus?” is perfect to read to your preschooler or for a young reader to read on his or her own! If you’d like to purchase a copy or get more information on the book, visit the publisher’s website at: store.scribblefiction.com. As a bonus for Real Mom of SFV readers, you’ll get a 20% discount on your purchase by using promo code: REALMOMOFSFV. (Discount offer expires on June 14, 2016.)
How would you like to get your hands on a signed copy of the book? TWO lucky Real Mom of SFV readers will each win a copy of “Could You Hug a Cactus?”
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So tell me, if you had a copy of “Could You Hug a Cactus” then who would you give it to?
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary book which helped facilitate this review. Scribble Fiction has provided the prize pack for this contest. The images shown in this post are used with permission. All images are my own unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.
Cynthia Labrador says
If I won I would give it to my son.
Lee Mckeon says
I would give it to my daughter, she is a third grade teacher! I think her students would love it
GiGi Eats says
I mean, huggging a cactus would be like acupuncture, right? And some people swear by it! lol!
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Denise M says
To my daughter and my son
“can you love someone, warts & all?” or in this case, do you have enough compassion to give a cactus a hug?” hmmmm people love me as crazy as i am so i think i would have to be as open in return :p the book sounds so cute, this grown lady would def give it a read!!
Julie Marie says
I would give it to a good friend of mine who is a kindergarten teacher!
I would love to win this book for my little girl arriving in September!
Nikk @NikkBooks says
I would love to win this book for my daughter. The “Do Some” poem is certainly inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway.
Laura Langevin says
My son and daughter ♡
I would give it to my kids.
This book would go to my boys if I won. My oldest loves read, and my baby is starting to learn about books.
Laura Lohr says
What a cute book! If I won, I’d give it to my mom. She’s a special education teacher and loves new books for her students!
Summer D says
I would give this book to my son.