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.
Brenda Z. Guiberson; Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
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!