Monday, November 03, 2014

Born in the Wild by Lita Judge

I've been a fan of Lita Judge for a while so I preordered her her book Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge. This is a nonfiction book and I wasn't sure what to expect.  But I fell in love with it immediately. The book teaches readers about various mammals and the things that the babies need.  How a baby animal is born, how and what different animals eat, how they stay safe and more are included in this book. The organization focuses on the similarities between animals and the descriptions show the unique differences between animals.  The illustrations are adorable. My biggest surprise was how much information is in this book.  Each spread has a few paragraphs of text and it is longer than the typical picture book (48 pages instead of 32).  The back of the book includes more information on each animal mentioned as well as a glossary and a list of great websites for more information on animals.  This book would make a fabulous read aloud and I can see lots of minilessons coming from the book. It is also a great tie-in to our science curriculum. So love this book and hoping we see more nonfiction from Lita Judge in the near future!  Really a perfect nonfiction picture book!

1 comment:

  1. I'm always happy to read something new from Lita Judge -- thanks for the recommendation!


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