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.
This delightful Valentine’s Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like making friends and thinking about how others view you. It is also great for sequencing and for inferencing as well as for character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Nobody Hugs a Cactus in speech therapy below: