Cactus Hotel


Pack rats scurry, jackrabbits nibble, birds flutter, and a saguaro cactus slowly grows in the desert in Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson. As the cactus grows, woodpeckers, doves, and elf owls dig holes in the cactus and make it their hotel. After 150 years, the cactus is finished growing and lots of animals live in it. When the cactus finally dies and topples over, new animals that live on the ground move into. This brightly colored book will teach young readers about life in the desert and the importance of the saguaro cactus.

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