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Curious Critters Review And Giveaway

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Curious Critters

  • Author and Photographer: David FitzSimmons
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Iris Publishing (November 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Juvenile nonfiction (ages 4-8)
  • ISBN-13: 978-193660769
  • SMRP: $19.95

I love animals–big and small, domesticated and wild.
I love kids–my on and the world’s.
I love books–words educate and open minds.
For these reasons, I love my autographed copy of author David FitzSimmons’s book Curious Critters. It may be classified as juvenile literature but reaches out to people of all ages.

Cats are my personal favorite, but American bullfrogs and toad, blue jays, Ohio crawfish, goldfish, Southern flying squirrel, big brown bats, fox snakes, bush katydids, Virginia opossums, chinese praying mantises, jumping spiders, red flat bark beetles, black swallowtails, spotted salamanders, monarch caterpillars, Eastern screech- owls, red-eyed vireos, gray tree frogs, and spiny softshell and box turtles, are fine by me.

These common amphibians, arachnids, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, and reptiles each set against a white backdrop with no distracting influences to spoil the shot, are true real life nature portraits in living color. The first person text makes them come alive to tell their story. Habitat, habits, diet even motion and
sound accompanies each picture. The brief informative text is more poetry than prose.

Entertaining and educational, Curious Critters follows the National Research Council’s grades K-5 life science standards. Its purpose is to inspire earth’s people to look at life more carefully in a more meaningful way and conserve nature. It is a virtual field trip into what too many take for granted. Some life-size silhouettes, questions, and glossary are included at the end of the book torefresh, clarify, and recap facts and inspire inquisitive thinking.

FYI: Go to the web site,, for resources, puzzles, coloring pages, e-cards, teacher aids, and stories about making Curious Critters and/or visit David FitzSimmons at


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18 thoughts on “Curious Critters Review And Giveaway

    1. My daughter still has not forgiven me for never getting her one–the only thing she ever asked for that I refused–ZONING.

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