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Hug Me

By Simona Ciraolo
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

In her debut picture book, Simona Ciraola creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share.

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 Ciraola creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share.

  • Simona is a recent graduate from the highly esteemed MA in Children’s Book Ilustration at Cambridge School of Art
  • Her work won her the Sebastian Walker award in 2013
  • Strong visual narrative

About the author

Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian born author and illustrator whose 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 UK 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. Simona lives in London.

ISBN: 9781909263499
Imprint: Flying Eye Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Dimensions: 215 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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