Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blast From the Past - "Curious Critters"

Due to a technical issue, earlier posts on this blog were deleted. These posts are being re-shared with readers on a daily basis. This blog post was originally published on October 27, 2011
Children 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!

Disclosure:  I received a copy for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review nor did I receive compensation.  For more information on this blog and on my posting practices, please refer to the disclosure policy at the bottom of the page.

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