Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Into the Sea, Moon Bear, The Greatest Dinosaur Ever, and Disasters. As a child, Brenda wanted to be a jungle explorer. 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.
Megan Lloyd read the manuscript for Cactus Hotel and went to the Saguaro National Monument in Arizona to see the cactuses herself. Lloyd is the illustrator of many picture books, including Guiberson's Spoonbill Swamp.
"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