November Giveaway Hop: Curious Critters
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November Giveaway Hop: Curious Critters

Welcome to the November Giveaway Hop!
To kick start the holiday season in November, Kathy at I'm A Reader, Not A Writer has teamed up with Tristi Pinkston to host this 4-day giveaway hop featuring 200+ blogs giving away prizes for their book-loving readers. Please feel free to use the linky at the end of this post to visit the other participating blogs and enter as many giveaways as you like!

I'm giving away a hardcover copy of this beautiful children's picture book Curious Critters, written by photographer David FitzSimmons. The book was officially released on November 7, 2011. The winner will be among the first in the nation to read this amazing book!

Curious Critters features stunning pictures of a variety of intriguing animals common throughout North America, including a red flat bark beetle, an Eastern spiny softshell turtle, a spotted salamander, and many more. 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 the little readers.

I had the opportunity to review an advanced copy of this book. Although this book is intended for children aged 4-8, I find it fun to read as well. My son was attracted by the fascinating and colorful images in the book as soon as he noticed it on his bookshelf. He was excited to recognize some of the animals and kept asking me for the names of those that he hadn't been exposed to before. It's definitely a great book for kids to read with their parents. It not only helps nurture children's love for nature, but teaches them interesting facts about each critter.

Here are a few examples of what kids (and adults too!) will learn:

*What turtles and humans have in common
*How Eastern box turtles can live longer than humans (over 150 years!)
*If squirrels can fly
*Why frogs sing
*How jumping spiders jump and why they never have to look over their shoulders.

You may preview sample pages of the book by visiting Free games and coloring pages are also available on the website. The book has a retail value of $19.95.

About the author:
David FitzSimmons is a freelance photographer and writer as well as a university professor. He photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, PopularPhotography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications, and his over-100 calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. Curious Critters is David's first children's picture book. Learn more about David here.

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Disclosure: I received free book to facilitate my honest review. No monetary exchange took place. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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