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I am Emily S. Smith- children's author, teacher, book lover and fairly ridiculous human being.
I am obsessed with words like I'm obsessed with coffee (which is a lot). I am always blown away by how words can connect people, create fantastical worlds, and explain ideas. I believe that words are magic, and I enjoy casting ‘literacy spells’ through the books and stories I write.
I like to think of myself as a 'literary fairy-godmother' who uses a pen instead of a wand, magically bringing humour, fun and silliness into the lives and hearts of my readers.
HOW TO HUG A CACTUS
Illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt and published by Larrikin House
A young girl explores the possibilities of hugging her most favourite plant, a cactus. With a little help from her family members and a gardening guru, she tries a number of solutions to help solve her prickly problem, all with varying degrees of success. How to Hug a Cactus is a story that will ‘stick’ with many readers.
Emily S. Smith's book "How To Hug a Cactus" is a humorous tale all about persistence and problem-solving in order to 'help a friend'.