#HolidayGiftGuide - Curious Critters Book

Broxton (and Mommy) have a new book we love!!!
We just received Curious Critters by David Fitzsimmons for review and Broxton was quick to want to read it.

Have you heard of Curious Critters?
It is a children's book that has great photography throughout it...
Of, you guessed it... Critters!

Maybe it was the HUGE FROG on the cover, I don't know...
We sat in the chair and read the book.
He laughed at the pictures, as mommy made some interesting sounds when we saw a few of them!
This book is awesome!

I for one love the photography.
It is simple.
David Fitzsimmons takes pictures of these critters...
White background. Up close and personal.
Then, each page has the picture of the critter and a little paragraph about them.
From their color to their name, all very interesting and quite funny.
This would be AN AWESOME book for any nature lover.
Let me change this..
This would be an AWESOME book for anyone.
I hate bugs and critters, but I loved this book.

Broxton did as well.
As soon as we were finished reading it, he immediately wanted to read it with Marc..
So, they did!!!

I really hope another volume comes out soon, as this really is wonderful!!!
Makes a great gift!!!
Also, if you order one, you can email David for a personalized dedication!!!


In his children's picture book CURIOUS CRITTERS (November 2011, Wild Iris Publishing, hardcover, ages 4-8) 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. 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!

Just some of what kids will learn:

  • 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
  • How jumping spiders jump and why they never have to look over their shoulders.

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I love the picture of your guys reading!

  2. My daughter is such a nature enthusiast. She could sit for hours reading and studying these books. I am thinking she will one day have a career in working with animals. I agree that reading the curious critters would entice children to leave the games and tv behind to go outside and explore.

  3. I like the white background on the photo's, I think it would be a great book for any classroom.

  4. What a great book for a little boy! My grandson wants to pick up "Critters" outside in the backyard and I have to tell him, no that's yucky!


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