My son eagerly picked it up for his daily reading time, and enjoyed looking at the pictures. When he saw the picture below he exclaimed "an urchin!"
At the close of the book you will find additional information about each of the animals featured in the book, it is a two page spread covering all 18 animals. All the animals in this book being marine animals.
As I mentioned, my son enjoyed looking at the pictures in Curious Critters. He enjoyed the brief write ups on the end of the book but was disappointed by the text that accompanied the pictures. He wanted facts, not stories. My son is nine years old. After he commented on it, I took a closer look at the text and understood his disgruntlement. When one expects facts, and one gets a story told from the perspective of the animal, it's a bit disappointing. :) "BUT my lad said. The pictures are really clear, you can see EVERYTHING and that's really cool".
If you would like see some sample pages of Curious Critters, you can find them here. FitzSimmon has a goal to "allow children to experience nature, particularly animals, through reading". He meets that goal. :)
If you are looking for a book with clean, clear pictures of marine animals, this book is totally for you. It's a really nice book and I could see using it with younger children as a way to introduce them to the variety that is in our oceans. It would actually be fun to read the stories to the children... and then do a craft with them on it. :)
Received: Hard Cover book: Curious Critters, Marine.
Author: David FitzSimmons
Publisher: Wild Iris Publishing
Series: Curious Critters.
Review done for David FitzSimmons.