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Curious Critters #nfpb15

October 7, 2015

Gorgeous up-close photographs complement interesting members of the animal kingdom (some decidedly less-than-gorgeous) in David FitzSimmons’ Curious Critters. Against a stark white background, each creature’s features are clear and compelling.

Curious CrittersChatty first-person text with just the right combination of swagger and fact accompanies each creature. The jumping spider declares, “Hey, there! I saw you coming. Eight times. Yep! That’s right. I have eight eyes, some on the back of my head. I can see in eight different directions at the same time.” The end notes include additional facts about each creature. Did you know the Virginia opossum has been around since the dinosaurs?!

And the gray treefrog’s eyes (cover photo) would make a beautiful button pattern.

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge

For this week’s nonfiction picture book challenge roundup, visit Alyson Beecher‘s blog, KidLit Frenzy.


4 thoughts on “Curious Critters #nfpb15

  1. Jane says:

    Wow, stunning photos!

  2. Crystal says:

    This looks like a ton of fun. I think my students would love the conversational text and of course the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Michele says:

    This book was just pointed out to me at a recent book event at a local indie. The illustrations really did pop out against the white background. I thought the text was friendly too – not too wordy.

  4. I didn’t know about David FitzSimmons until now – thanks for sharing.

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