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Curious Critters

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

The photos of the frogs and toads look like they are about to jump off the page. The southern flying squirrel is ready for flight, and the eastern softshell turtle is slowly slithering away. Photography in action is what I see as I turn the pages of Curious Critters, a book from award winning photographer and author David FitzSimmons.

Gray Tree Frog by David FitzSimmons

I don’t cut books, but if I did, I would frame some of these photos.

In addition to the 21 curious critters in the book—there is everything from an eastern screech owl to a Chinese praying mantis to a red-eyed vireo, which looks like one of those plump and funny looking Angry Birds—are short verses that come from the animals—if they could talk!

While writing Curious Critters, David imagined that each critter talked to him during a portrait session. This makes for a fun read for kids and adults.

The book also features additional natural history information on each critter. Check out the book by clicking here. The book retails for $19.95.

You can also check out David’s site by clicking here.

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