Curious Critters

Curious Critters Volume Two

Book Cover

Book Cover

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.

Monarch Butterfly and Indigo Bunting

Monarch Butterfly and Indigo Bunting

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.

The featured Critters

The featured Critters

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.

My thoughts

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.

You can purchase the book from  the Curious Critters website or from Irish Publishing.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. This post has a compensation level of 3. Please visit Dominique’s Disclosure page for more information.

Curious Critters by David Fitzsimons


Curious Critters by David Fitzsimons in the first children’s book which I have reviewed that has great hi-resolution photos of the actual insects/animals.

This book for children 4-8 year olds really captures the attention of the reader through the stunning images of the insects and animals.

David’s photography is simply top notch as he is able to capture up close through his camera the “essence” of the individual insects and makes one take a second take at insects that we may not even give a glance at in our everyday life.

Through the brilliantly taken photograph one is able to see up close the minute details of an animal like a frog and observe the texture, colour and shape from the legs to the eyes.

There are snippets of information about the characteristics of  each critter next to the insect/animal. There is even pages dedicated to informing you about their  natural history.

I found this book very informative and it would really capture the attention of little ones who are keen to learn more about critters.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of Curious Critters for review. Opinions are 100% my own.