Deserts with hot and dry climates are warm all year round, and are extremely hot in the summer. Usually, they have very little rainfall, making the climate extremely dry, and hard for plants and animals to survive.
There are very few plants in hot and dry deserts. Often, the only things that can survive are short shrubs and trees. Plants that live in the desert have special abilities that allow them to live in such a hot and dry place.
Animals in the hot and dry desert also have special adaptations that allow them to survive. Look at the pages about desert animals to learn what some of these special adaptations are.