It is another hot day in the desert. Birds and other animals scurry about looking for food. When they get tired they stop to rest at a giant cactus. It is their hotel in the desert!
Many different animals live in the cactus hotel. It protects them; and they protect it, by eating the pests that could harm the cactus.The cactus grows larger and larger and will live for about two hundred years. When one animal moves out, another moves in. There is never a vacancy in the cactus hotel.
This story–about a desert, a giant cactus, and the animals who live in it–is one that even the youngest child will understand and enjoy.
Parents’ Choice Award
IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice
An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
An NCTE Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts
Who would have thought that a book could be written about a single plant and be so fascinating. This is one of those books that was read to me as a child that I never forgot about. As someone who grew up in Arizona around these Saguaros I feel lucky. There is so much more to them than meets the eye! How the seed survives, the many different creatures that live inside of and protect the cactus, the land creatures that use it after it’s fallen HUNDREDS of years later. It’s easy to forget sometimes just how long it takes them to grow and how amazing they are, a little ecosystem in themselves, and how they are able to survive in what can be a harsh climate. I love this book!
This book is amazing. It talks about not just the incredible life span of a Saguaro cactus and the animals that inhabit it, but it also gives an provides an elegant way to discuss the circle of life and death. I read it to a class of three year olds who promptly became obsessed with it. They asked to hear it over and over and told their parents about it so that their parents came in asking, “What is the Cactus Hotel??” I highly recommend it for all ages.
- Great book! I love sharing this book with students I work with daily. . .
I was under the impression that this book was to be 17.9 inches by 17.9 inches. The book I received was the small version, which is 9 inches by 9 inches. This is what it represented in the discription and this was the book I was hoping to get, which is the larger version. Can this be corrected??? to avoid another mistake.
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This is another wonderful book by Matt Zoller Seitz on a film by Wes Anderson, following on to his previous comprehensive book, The Wes Anderson Collection. If you enjoy Wes Anderson’s films or have an interest in film as an art form, you really need these books. Matt Zoller Seitz is a brilliant critic and a true cinephile. His insights and analyses add a lot to the reader’s appreciation of the films he critiques. I have enjoyed this book greatly, given it as a gift, and highly recommend it. Not only is it a great book about a fascinating, quirky multi-layered film, but it is also visually delightful.