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Welcome to the Cactus Hotel (Board book)

Welcome to the Cactus Hotel By Brenda Z. Guiberson, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brenda Z. Guiberson, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
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Welcome, welcome, to the Cactus Hotel.

Many desert animals make holes and nests on the great arms of this giant cactus.
Spring time is extra busy when the flowers bloom. This is the season for sweet nectar, fluffy pollen, juicy red fruit, and shiny black seeds. Yummm!

With simplified text and new illustrations, this board book allows the youngest child to enjoy and understand the helpful connections between the Cactus Hotel and those beautiful, busy and varied guests. A new generation of little ones will become immersed in this nonfiction board book about desert wildlife.

About the Author

Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer—her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure—one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Megan Lloyd read the manuscript for Cactus Hotel and went to the Saguaro National Monument in Arizona herself. "I like to see what I am going to illustrate rather than make it up," she says.
Ms. Lloyd is the illustrator of many picture books. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Praise For…

“A fascinating look at the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus and its place in the desert ecosystem.” —Booklist

“Guiberson weaves an amazingly large range of facts into this simple story of a fragile ecosystem.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250889270
ISBN-10: 1250889278
Publisher: Godwin Books
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 26
Language: English