Books  Natural History  Children's  Children's Books  Children's Books: Wildlife 

Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents

By: Lita Judge(Author)

48 pages, colour illustrations

Roaring Brook Press

Hardback | Oct 2014 | #220385 | ISBN-13: 9781596439252
Availability: Usually dispatched within 7 days Details
NHBS Price: £18.50 $24/€21 approx

About this book

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, this" awww"-inspiring book looks 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!

"A visually captivating volume on animal families."
"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


Age Level: 5 to 10 years

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Lita Judge became a naturalist at a very early age when she joined her ornithologist grandparents in the field and was able to able to observe the behavior of all kinds of animals and their young. Her fascination for animal behavior has continued to this day and can be seen in her many books. She has also written and illustrated Bird Talk, How Big Were Dinosaurs?, and Born to Be Giants. Lita lives in New Hampshire.

Bestsellers in this subject

RSPB First Book of Pond Life

NHBS Price: £4.99 $7/€6 approx

RSPB First Book Of Minibeasts

NHBS Price: £4.99 $7/€6 approx

RSPB First Book of Butterflies and Moths

NHBS Price: £4.99 $7/€6 approx

RSPB First Book Of Flowers

NHBS Price: £4.99 $7/€6 approx

Minibeast Magic

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194