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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!
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.
"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