Sunday, March 2, 2014

Curious Critters - Review and Giveaway

I received books for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Award-winning author and photographer David FitzSimmons has a unique approach to animal portraiture, and he loves sharing it with kids. Instead of seeking rare animals in exotic locations, David photographs common animals—many found in your own back yard—against plain, white backgrounds, producing detailed close up images that are simply striking. Volume one of “Curious Critters” won five national book awards.


The Curious Critters picture books also features additional natural history information for each Critter and a two-page spread of life-size silhouettes—where readers are asked to identify Critters, find one whose shape has changed, test geometry skills in looking for reversed silhouettes, and figure out what the various colors represent. The book also includes a glossary.

Curious Critters: Volume One and Curious Critters: Volume Two are fascinating hardback books with a wealth of enlightenment on critters of all kinds. Readers learn behaviors and habits of insects, amphibians, and mammals. There's plenty of information about each critter, but no so much the reader feels bogged down or bored. The tongue-in-cheek writing style and stunning photography draws the reader in. We learned more on critters we were already aware of and we were introduced to critters we'd never heard of. The glossary shows photos of each critter from the book and further expands details on them. Both books are very interesting and visually impressive.

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Two people will each win a hardback book copy of Curious Critters: Volume Two. (ARV $19.95)

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55 comments:

Mammamayor said...

I would like to know more about opossum ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Janet W. said...

I'd like to know more about alligators!

ReggieMann said...

Sea Otters and Koala Bears

Crystal Warnick said...

I love learning new things about all different animals.

s said...

Frogs - my little one loves them.

d schmidt said...

I am most interesting in learning about flying squirrels!

Kimberly said...

I would like to know more about Capybara's

Unknown said...

I actually went to an alligator class yesterday, surprisingly fun :)

I'd like to learn about lizards.

Unknown said...

I'd like to learn more about bats.

aperry said...

I would like to learn about tortoises

angel heaps said...

sharks

Priscilla Benavides said...

My kids are curious about wolves.
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Darlene said...

I am curious about black bears

Renee said...

Curious about bats!

michele376 said...

I want to know more about racoons.

Heather B said...

I am curious about sugar gliders

themommablogger said...

The Duck Billed Platypus is an interesting animal to learn more about.

Kaycee said...

I'm curios about most animals, as a huge animal lover I love learning about them!

VickieC said...

my grandsons are crazy about snakes,so im sure they would love to know more about them

Anita Yancey said...

I've always been curious about a moose. Thanks for having the giveaway.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I'm curious about the flying squirrels!

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Unknown said...

Many years ago we moved to our property and we used to see Horned Toads, and I thought they were so unusual, hardly see them now, guess my animals have scared them away, but I would love to know more about them.

ababe28 said...

I curious about bats. I would love to figure out how to put up a bathouse in my yard, but I think you have to climb very high in the trees and I can't do that!
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rubynreba said...

Skunks!
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bison61 said...

alligators and crocs

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Jennifer said...

Sea Otters and Alligators!

jakiesmom said...

Wolves

Jennifer T. said...

I'm curious about owls.

j1man1r66 said...

We atre curious about the Platypus!
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Unknown said...

I am curious about Giant Squid
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Unknown said...

I'd like to know more about alligators

Unknown said...

I'd like to know more about Flying Squirrels. They're so cute! Thank you :)

Nancy said...

I'm curious about meerkats.

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firstinlinetobuyyourbook said...

duckbill platypus!

Unknown said...

I like to know things about lizards

Halation said...

Koala's and Alligators!

GALENA said...

frogs an toads

Anonymous said...

I would like to know more about a puma
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Shannon said...

I am curious about foxes!

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Wendy Rozema said...

I'm most curious about sea otters!

Jenny Q. said...

I would like one about owls because my son is fascinated by them.

Unknown said...

For me it would be sharks. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about elephants. Such beautiful creatures and smart too.

Lisa said...

I just want to know what my cats are thinking lol

Unknown said...

I love all sorts of animals. I think I would be most interested in learning about tigers.

Unknown said...

owls

Savings said...

i would love to learn about bats. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

Charlene S. said...

I'm curious about panthers :)

trixx said...

I'd love to learn more about the southern flying squirrel. trixpixel [at] gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to know more about the striped skunk! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Unknown said...

I'd like to know more about elephants.

lilyk said...

I love learning about horses!

cman said...

Parrots.

Catch My Words said...

There isn't one particular critter I'm curious about, but as a teacher of gifted students, I know they are curious about everything. I would love to have this book in my class library.

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