Due to a technical issue, earlier posts on this blog were deleted. These posts are being re-shared with Momanthology.com readers on a daily basis. This blog post was originally published on October 27, 2011Children are naturally inquisitive. Each day is a new day to learn and the more they are exposed to, the more they will absorb.
Curious Critters, a children's book by David Fitzsimmons, enhances a child's love for nature - featured throughout this beautiful and wonderous picture book are clear, crisp and life-like photographs of everyday and exotic animals with a fun, playful summary on each page
In his children’s picture book CURIOUS CRITTERS (November 7, 2011, Wild Iris Publishing, hardcover) photographer David FitzSimmons turns his camera on a variety of animals common throughout North America. CURIOUS CRITTERS presents stunning images of everyday animals, including a red flat bark beetle, an Eastern spiny softshell turtle, a spotted salamander, and many other intriguing creatures. Each Curious Critter is photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animals’ colors, textures, and shapes with precision and clarity.
Your child will also learn from reading this book - some examples:
- What turtles and humans have in common
- Why black swallowtail butterflies impersonates their toxic cousins
- How Eastern box turtles can live longer than humans (over 150 years!)
- If squirrels can fly
- Why crayfish grow new legs
- How bats find food
- Why frogs sing (kids love trying their hand at singing like a bullfrog!)
- How jumping spiders jump and why they never have to look over their shoulders
The white background really does enhance the photo and brings the page to life. This is a great book for a young child or emerging reader. My daughter immediately gravitated to this book and I noticed she later pulled out a few more nature books as well :)
Visit the Curious Critters website for more information, fun and games, order the book directly and more! With the holidays upon us, this is a great gift for a young nature lover!
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