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Cactus and Flower A Book About Life Cycles

Cactus and Flower

A Book About Life Cycles


Price: $16.99

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  • Publication Date: April 7, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 11
  • ISBN: 9781419743375
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

This bright, gentle, thoughtful picture book explores friendship and natural life cycles for readers young and old

Cactus and Flower spend their days in the desert, side by side.
They watch the sun come up; they watch the sun go down. They play with their animal friends. And they grow, slowly but surely. Then one day, Flower loses a petal.
Cactus and Flower know what this means. But they know, too, that this is the way life goes: Slowly but surely, petals will fall, and new buds will bloom.


"The long-living cacti serve as sturdy friends to the flowers that grow on them, from bud to flower to demise to rebirth, and provide children with a clear introduction to the concept of life cycles." 

About the author

Sarah Williamson studied political philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and illustration at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. She is the author and illustrator of Where Are You? and Let’s Go! Williamson lives in New York and works at the New York Times as a freelance art director. She loves to travel and go on adventures.