Play in the Wild

Play in the Wild

How Baby Animals Like to Have Fun

Lita Judge


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Why do animals play?

With thoughtful text and sweetly realistic watercolor art, author and illustrator Lita Judge explores the importance of play in the animal kingdom. She shows how play teaches animals to defend themselves and survive in the wild. More adorably, Judge highlights how animals make friends—and also forgive.

Grounded in detailed research, Play in the Wild is sure to captivate young readers while giving them an informative peek into the world around them.


Lita Judge:
Lita Judge became a naturalist at a very early age when she joined her ornithologist grandparents in the field and observed the behavior of all kinds of animals and their young. She is the author and illustrator of more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Bird Talk, Born in the Wild, Flight School, and Red Sled. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with her husband, two cats, and a parrot.