Felipe’s family was very conservative, they came from a long line of cactuses that were taught to respect personal space. This made Felipe sad because all he wanted was a hug! He finally made a friend, but when he tried to hug his friend things went very badly. Will he ever find someone who will love him enough to want to hug him? What a sad story! Poor Felipe just wants a friend. I think many kids can relate to this feeling, but they will also find the book comical. I loved the illustrations. They look just like a child’s crayon drawing. I love the way that all of the cactuses are personified with faces that really show each one’s personality. Throughout the book Felipe is wearing such a sad face, but in the end he finds a reason to smile!