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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Flying off the shelves

Curious Critters

The folks at book shepherders inform me that they have trouble meeting the huge demand for this gorgeous animal book for kids.  An award-winner, it was featured as a slide-show on Huff Post (see link at the bottom), which certainly didn't do any harm ...
Curious Critters978-1-9366076-9-3 $19.95
Wild Iris Publishing

Award-winning CURIOUS CRITTERS (Wild Iris Publishing; ISBN: 9781936607693; 32 pages; illustrated; $19.95; Ages 4-8; hardcover; Juvenile Non-Fiction: Animals/Nature) presents stunning images of everyday animals, including a red flat bark beetle, an Eastern spiny softshell turtle, a spotted salamander, and many other intriguing creatures. Along with each photo is a vignette—told from the critter’s perspective—that educates and entertains. For example, a bush katydid explains her bubblegum-pink color, a poetic opossum opines upon her often-shortened name, and a far-from-modest black swallowtail butterfly lets readers in on her secret for avoiding predators.

When parents read CURIOUS CRITTERS with their kids not only will they have fun, but they also inspire in them a life-long interest in nature. Kids will want to swap TV and video games for a trips to the park or more time in the backyard. So, get ready to have a budding biologist on your hands!
CURIOUS CRITTERS teaches students about science according to standards developed by National Research Council and the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, used by states in establishing guidelines for science education. CURIOUS CRITTERS helps children acquire scientific literacy by addressing all Life Sciences standards.

Just some of what kids will learn:
  • What turtles and humans have in common
  • Why black swallowtail butterflies impersonate their toxic cousins
  • How Eastern box turtles can live longer than humans (over 150 years!)
  • If squirrels can fly
  • Why crayfish grow new legs
  • How bats find food
  • How jumping spiders jump and why they never have to look over their shoulders.
Winner Silver Medal for Non-Fiction Picture Book from the Moonbeam Children’s Awards
Featured as a slideshow on the Huffington Post’s “Green” site.

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