"Could You Hug A Cactus?" - Autographed children's book of poems
2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medalist!
What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?
Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked...
Could You Hug A Cactus? is a carefully curated collection of 24 original poems by Phillip Van Wagoner paired with amazing accompanying art by Spencer Smith.
From the title poem throughout the book, adults and children alike are challenged to ask themselves what they're capable of. Confronted with lovingly imperfect characters, surprising and hilarious twists, and an emotional complexity too often missing in the world of children's literature, Could You Hug a Cactus? reminds parents of their favorite books growing up and offers a new classic for kids to fall in love with.
About the Author:
Vice President, Creative Director - Paramount Advertising, Nickelodeon.
Phillip has an amazing sense of writing style in his poetry that appeals to both children and adults. His imagination eludes a sense of awe and unpredictability. While his poetry is fascinating and will keep you laughing, there is a heartfelt meaning portrayed throughout his works. Now with two published children's books and a repretoire of many more to come, Phillip continues to be an inspiration to many.
Phillip is an author, director, host, writer, and human being living in Los Angeles with his amazing wife and dog. He loves people, he loves animals, and he loves kids and family entertainment - from books to shows to movies and internet series.