Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons



by David FitzSimmons


We have a fairly large book collection for our daughter.  Lately she has become more independent and wants to do everything herself, her nightly book reading is no different.  We have found that now that she is "reading" us her books, she gravitates towards picture books making Curious Critters the perfect book for her (plus she likes the critters).

About Curious Critters
Each Curious Critter is photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animals' colors, textures, and shapes with precision and clarity. Along with each photo is a vignette, told from the critter's perspective, that educates and entertains. For example, a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators.

When parents read CURIOUS CRITTERS with their kids not only will they
have fun reading, but they also inspire in them a life-long interest in nature. Kids will want to swap TV and video games for a trips to the park or more time in the backyard. So, get ready to have a budding biologist on your hands!
About David FitzSimmons

David FitzSimmons is a freelance photographer and writer as well as a university professor. He photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, PopularPhotography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications, and his over-100 calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. Curious
 
Critters is David's first children's picture book.

A former high school English teacher, David has been in education for
  twenty years. He is a professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. David holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory-investigating the components of storytelling-something that influences his photography and writing.

David was inspired to photograph and write about nature by his
  parents, Mick and Judy FitzSimmons, active environmentalists and life-long teachers, and he is assisted in his natural history endeavors by his wife, Olivia, a naturalist, and his two daughters, Sarah and Phoebe.

Where to Purchase
Curious Critters can be purchased from the Curious Critters website.  It is available for $19.95 and all copies purchased from the site directly are signed by the author.

Over Thirty Mommy's Thoughts
This book is unlike any other on our book shelf.  Wiggle Bean loves to look at the pictures and tell me what each critter is.  It is a wonderful book for teaching children about animals and the environment.  It is written for children from ages 4-8 but a just shy of 3, my daughter still gains great knowledge from it, even if it is just by looking at the pictures and recognizing the animals.

 **Disclaimer: I was not paid any form of cash for this posting.   I received free product for the purpose of this posting..  This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the products.**   

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