I did not realize I Was Born a Baby was by Meg Fleming when I picked it up. Why I say this is that Fleming is the author of Wondering Around another book I recently read and reviewed. I did not know because the illustrations by Brandon James Scott are different from Wondering Around, as well as the tone itself is different. Therefore, if you do not like one, try the other.
I had seen I Was Born a Baby in a newsletter (this is the time of year publishers push new books hard in their newsletters, and usually the best way to find titles you would not otherwise) and thought “That’s odd. Has potential though.” I would not have probably picked up the physical book if this not happened.
I was Born a Baby is humorous. Each baby critter tells what it is called (a joey, a kit, a cub, a hoglet) in a fun, bouncy manner. There are some that is the only name they are known by, but some can have multiple names (some animals babies can be call pups, kits, and cubs all at once), and some can share with another (baby goats and humans are called kids).
There is not a traditional story, but there is a flow to the text. The illustrations are simple, almost simplistic but not in any way negatively implied. Minimalistic with details, it is a cute fun read-aloud to most ages. If you are looking for a more scientific read, this is not it. But if you just want a basic way to introduce animals, this is a start.