Born in the Wild (Hardcover)
Baby Mammals and Their Parents
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596439252, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
What do grizzly bear cubs eat? Where do baby raccoons sleep? And how does a baby otter learn to swim?
Every baby mammal, from a tiny harvest mouse "pinky" to a fierce lion cub, needs food, shelter, love, and a family. Filled with illustrations of some of the most adorable babies in the kingdom, Born in the Wild is an awww-inspiring look at the traits that all baby mammals share and proves that, even though they're born in the wild, they're not so very different from us, after all!
This non-fiction picture book by Lita Judge is sure to appeal to budding naturalists and animal lovers.
About the Author
Lita Judge is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books for young readers, including How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Bird Talk, Born in the Wild, Flight School, and Red Sled. After a summer spent reading the handwritten journals of Mary Shelley, Lita embarked on a five year journey to tell the story of this courageous teenager in Mary’s Monster. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with her husband, two cats and a parrot.
Praise For Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents…
“Small humans whose parents read to them will find fellow feeling with the well-care-for wild babies in these pages . . . Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“This charming picture book presents more than 20 baby animals and their parents . . . illustrations depict these animals so tenderly that readers may forget that these are wild creatures.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Judge offers an intimate study of the lives of animal babies and their parents, accompanied by her typically tender, naturalistic illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“A visually captivating volume on animal families.” —Booklist