Curious Critters Volume Two is the 2nd book by David FitzSimmons that we have read. Back then in 2011 when he launched Curious Critters Volume One I was already blown away by his astonishing photography. In Volume Two he introduces other fascinating creatures which one may not normally pay attention to.
I love the vibrant colors of the animals and insects which he captured. Besides the visually stunning images each featured critter tells it’s story in various fascinating ways. The vivid description coupled with the imagery makes the reader feel that the Monarch Butterfly or Indigo Bunting is just beside him as he reads through the pages.
The Indigo Bunting
I love to sit atop fence posts, bushes, and trees . . . and sing!
Sweet! Sweet! Chew! Chew! Where? Where?
Other songbirds complain because I repeat myself, but I enjoy saying things
twice, sometimes in very long songs.
Sweet! Sweet! Chew! Chew! Where? Where? Here! Here! Sweeter! Sweeter!
Chew! Chew! What! What! Sweet! Sweet!
Other males in our song neighborhood sound the same, but, if you move to a
nearby song neighborhood, you will hear different calls:
Chew! Chew! Sweeter! Sweeter! Chew! Chew! Here! Here! Sweet! Sweet!
Sweeter! Sweeter! What! What! Sweeter! Sweeter! Chew! Chew!
In flight I call to my mate or other birds with a buzzing
Zeeep! Zeeep! Zeeep! Zeeep! Zeeep! Zeeep!
And when I’m bothered, I say.
If you find it difficult to portray the sounds of the critters you can opt for the audiobook version and listen along while reading he book.
The kids and I really enjoyed ourselves reading this book. We learned a lot of new information about the various critters which are not common to this part of Asia. It was interesting to read about the different types of insects/ animals that can be found in the backyard on the other side of the world.
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