Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons,Published by Wild Iris Publishing 2011
If you have a boy who loves animals, and enjoys beautiful photographs of them, then this is the book for you.
I have to say that the photography in this book is stunning and really drew us in immediately. Each animal is pictured on a white background. This really allows you to get a detailed and close-up view of the animals. Beautiful.
The animals “talk” with you about themselves or their neighbors on another page. You find out facts about the animals in an amusing way. For example, the goldfish talks about the Ohio Crawfish on the previous page while mentioning what he likes to eat: “the guy on the previous page is not going to like this—how about some baby crayfish?” The Gray Tree frog is green and the Bush Katydid is pink!
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Interesting animal selections make Curious Critters a winner. I never knew that jumping spiders have liquid inside them and change the pressure of the fluid in each of its legs and that this is what makes it able to jump—fascinating stuff.
Great for boys who love animals, visual learners and those who like a bit of funny animal talk as well.