Animals and wildlife are something that seems to intrigue children (and even us grown-ups!) The world of animals is so unique, fun and diverse. There is so much to learn and discover! Our children especially enjoy learning about some of the “stranger” animals or about some of the really special and unique things that certain animals can do. So, it is no surprise that David FitzSimmons’ Curious Critters books have become well-loved in many homes throughout the country.
In about one week David FitzSimmons is releasing a brand new Curious Critters title just in time for Earth Day. Curious Critters Marine will be hitting the shelves with a ‘splash’ and will give kids the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the animals of the ocean.
Our children are big fans of the Curious Critters books. The stunning photography that David FitzSimmons captures of the ocean animals in this book are the first thing that grabs the attention of our kids. It’s hard to ignore the stunning photographs and it allows us to get up-close to some amazing animals that we might never otherwise come in contact with. Our son was especially fascinated with the blue lobster and the upside-down jellyfish! Those baby sea turtles are just so cute…and well, the giant Pacific octopus looks a little bit scary and I’m glad that we don’t have to have a real up-close meeting with that guy!We love how the pages are simple, white pages with nothing to distract our attention from the amazing photography.
There’s some text as well that shares some facts and details about each animal. The text is written in a ‘first person’ style, as if the animal is talking to us – so it is a lot of fun to read! We really are enjoying Curious Critters Marine and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for high quality, educational and fun books for your family bookshelf.
We were all really excited to see the new Curious Critters book arrive in the mail! There’s something for all ages in the book, as our youngest can appreciate the photographs (she’s 4) and loves listening to the animal’s story, while the older 2 (ages 6 and 9) enjoy the facts and reading the text as well. This is the sort of book you could display on your coffee table as well – as adults we appreciate the stunning photos and others we’ve shown the book to are impressed as well. The children certainly do get amused at the story the animal tells – there’s a lot of humour there! 🙂 What do you think a Hawaiian Reef Hermit Crab really wants to say? Did you ever expect a Cushion Sea Star to sing it’s own rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle?” Once again, David FitzSimmons has outdone himself with displaying creatures on a very basic background so they really are the star! Check out the book’s trailer:
One of my favourite features of the Curious Critters series is the lifesize silhouette overlay. This two-page spread shows the sizes of each animal relative to the others, and allows you to play a guessing game as to who’s silhouette is whose!
Curious Critters Marine will be available at online booksellers as well as your local bookstore on April 22, Earth Day! My kids’ favourite photo is the American Lobster with its shocking blue hues! You and your family are sure to love this great new book as well – fun, factual and entertaining all in one!