Describes the life cycle of the giant saguaro cactus, with an emphasis on its role as a home for other desert dwellers.
This is such an interesting story. It tells all about the life of a cactus. Can you guess how long it takes for one of these cacti to grow to full height? I was very surprised to learn the facts. It is told in a very fun way. This story makes me want to visit the desert!
Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children,including When I Was a Turkey, The Deadliest Creature in the World, Frog Song, Life in the Boreal Forest, Moon Bear, The Emperor Lays an Egg, and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington.
<p>Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including <em>The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything</em> by Linda Williams, <em>Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’</em> by Eileen Spinelli, and <em>The Mixed-Up Rooster</em> by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.</p>