Annotations for Curious Critters


Baker & Taylor
A variety of animals common to North America pose for portraits against a white background while narrating distinctive aspects of their natural histories.

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Beagle Bay Inc
CURIOUS CRITTERS presents stunning images of everyday animals photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animals' colors, textures, and shapes with precision and clarity. Along with each photo is a vignette, told from the critter's perspective, that educates and entertains. Young readers--especially boys--will delight in these colorful creepy crawlers and their tales.

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Beagle Bay Inc
Photographer David FitzSimmons turns his camera on a variety of animals common throughout North America. CURIOUS CRITTERS presents stunning images of everyday animals, including a red flat bark beetle, an Eastern spiny softshell turtle, a spotted salamander, and many other intriguing creatures. Each Curious Critter is photographed against a white backdrop, showcasing the animals' colors, textures, and shapes with precision and clarity. Along with each photo is a vignette, told from the critter's perspective, that educates and entertains. For example, a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators. Young readers--especially boys--will delight in these colorful creepy crawlers and their tales.

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Independent Pub Group
Enjoy amazing close-up images of twenty-one common yet often overlooked North American animals. Photographed against white backgrounds, their colors, shapes, textures, and seeming personalities shine. Whimsical but educational narratives accompanying each animal highlight fascinating natural history information: a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators. Back matter includes a visual index, additional animal facts, a two-page life-size spread of silhouettes, and a full glossary. With such stunning photography, you'll never see nature the same way again!

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Independent Publishing Group

Enjoy amazing close-up images of twenty-one common yet often overlooked North American animals. Photographed against white backgrounds, their colors, shapes, textures, and seeming personalities shine. Whimsical but educational narratives accompanying each animal highlight fascinating natural history information: a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators. Back matter includes a visual index, additional animal facts, a two-page life-size spread of silhouettes, and a full glossary. With such stunning photography, you'll never see nature the same way again!

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Midpoint Books

Explore the amazing worlds of marine animals of North America through stunning photography and playful prose. Come face-to-face with fabulous fish, bizarre birds, colorful crustaceans--including a brilliant blue lobster--and other captivating creatures of the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico. White backgrounds showcase the animals' colors, textures, shapes, and seeming "personalities." Each photo is accompanied by a short narrative, told from the critter's perspective, that educates and entertains. The third book in David FitzSimmons' award-winning children's nonfiction picture book series, Curious Critters Marine is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers with its wonderful wildlife wordplay and fabulously fun photography.



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Midpoint Books
Amazing animals - from a beautiful butterfly to a crabby crayfish - posed for portraits. Good thing photographer and writer David FitzSimmons jotted down what the pink katydid, jabbering jay, poetic opossum, and other Curious Critters had to say!

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