Disclaimer: I received a copy of Curious Critters Volume Two to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.
We love going to the zoo to see animals every few months. Our favorite is a beautiful shady one with some great ways to see animals.
Unless it’s summer, when most of them seem to be asleep. It gets hot here in CA.
A couple of months ago I got a copy of the second volume of Curious Critters, a growing set of books featuring animals photographed in studio settings, giving readers an eye-to-eye view of animals they would usually see up in a tree or behind a fence.
My son immediately settled into his favorite corner of our living room to pour through the pictures, asking me to come read to him. Even though he can’t read yet, I like how even just looking and asking the names is still something he is interested in.
How can you not with them staring back at you?
There’s so many cartoons and children’s books that talk about animals that feature drawings or animals in their habitats, but this one is awesome in that each animal is highlighted against a white background so you can really SEE each animal.
Makes you wonder how many animals pooped on that pristine place as they were photographed, right?
Each photo really is a thing of beauty- even if its a scary snake or insect. (Well, a two-inch worm may not be scary but this big and detailed, kind of creepy, right?)
The captions for each animal are humorously written and drops in facts without you even knowing it. My son loves hearing the descriptions and funny introductions of the animals, and I ask him questions about them based on the pictures- are they soft? What might they eat?
It’s a big book, so it stays home, but it’s been dragged around the house.
FYI – there’s also an accompanying audiobook for each book, with different voices for each animal for those who love to listen to stories.
I highly encourage you to check out the web site, which has more information, e-cards and other goodies, and a preview of the next in the series, Marine!
The store offers the books, audiobook downloads, card games, postcards, and some awesome-looking finger and hand animal puppets (I love the little butterfly ones!)
Do you have an animal lover in your home?
I’m giving away copies of Curious Critters Volume Two to two different readers!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter directions below to enter. Contest begins today and ends April 18th. A winner will be announced here and notified by email.