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Curious Critters #Giveaway

Curious Critters is a children’s book that features stunning images of a variety of animals common throughout North America.

Photographer David FitzSimmons turns his camera on a variety of animals including red flat bark beetle, a spotted salamander, and Eastern spiny softshell turtle and many other interesting creatures.

Each curious critter is photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animals’ colors, textures, and shapes with prescision and clarity.

Along with each animal is a little narrative from the animals point of view.

Some of what your kids will learn from reading Curious Critters is:

* What turtles and humans have in common

* Why crayfish grow new legs

* How bats find food

and much more!


When we first received the book Curious Critters and I pulled it out of the envelope, I was immediately taken with how clean and crisp the cover was and how bright the colors seemed.

After paging through the book I really liked the fact that with each animal there was a description of one of their talents or attributes written in the animal’s words.  I thought that it helped keep the children excited about learning about that specific animal.


When I sat my kids down and showed them the book they were very excited.  They went through all the pages naming the animals and stopping to ask me questions about them.

My son (especially) enjoyed all the pictures (even if his mama found some of them a little “icky”).


1 Mommy Moment reader will WIN a copy of the Curious Critters book by David FitzSimmons.


David FitzSimmons is a free-lance photographer and writer as well as a university professor. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. Dave currently is at work on a handful of books. His most recent books include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools (Kent State University Press) and Curious Critters(Wild Iris, October 2011).

Disclaimer: I received a product for testing it out and giving my own personal opinions of it. As always, the views are my own. This post is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other network. This post is the property of Mommy Moment™ and/or its above sponsor.


Stacey Shannon

Wednesday 16th of November 2011

I would love to give this book to my kids for Christmas!!


Wednesday 16th of November 2011

I would give this to my daughter


Wednesday 16th of November 2011

The pictures are stunning. My girls would love this!

nathania hunter

Wednesday 16th of November 2011

I'd give this book to my daughter for christmas! she would love it! nathania.a at gmail dot com


Wednesday 16th of November 2011

this would be for my DD- nice vibrant pics !