Homes in the Wild, Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live by Lita Judge. Roaring Brook Press, 9781626727243, 2019
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? This book shows several different homes and living conditions of many different animals — some familiar and some a little more unusual. There are several sections that categorize homes by special features such as “hidden”, “high in the trees”, “underground”, “cover many miles”, “cozy nest”, “built by an architect”, “crowded”, and “borrowed.” In each section, several animals are featured and we learn a little more about their homes. The last few pages of the book provide even more information on the animals. Some of the animals in this book included bobcats, koalas, long-eared jerboas, Siberian tigers, mountain gorillas, and Mexican free-tailed bats.
The information presented is detailed but not too overwhelming for young readers. The illustrations further enhance the facts presented in the book.
Anything you didn’t like about it? Nothing
To whom would you recommend this book? Perfect for children between the ages of four and eight.
Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries, preschools, daycare centers, anyone who works with children between the ages of four and eight.
Where would you shelve it? Beginner nonfiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer Kristin Guay, former youth librarian
Date of review: July 13, 2019