I read them two of them to my granddaughter, Isabelle, age 5. Iz wasn't quite ready for sleep. She loved the pictures and went through them on her own.
Salamander Dance and Curious Critters.
These are lovely books, and fit in with our attempts to create curious young botanists in our grandchildren. My daughter, with her M.Sc., has always been a curious person. I've learned a lot from her!
What is fun is that his list of 10 can be found in my blog posts.
- Muskrat Love in the frog pond
- Tree frogs and wood frogs are singing in the wetland
- Cottage Life; Pond life in Perth
- Wetland Warriors
- What a visit it was!
- Grandsitting PD Day April 15th
Curious Critters has amazing macrophotos of critters photographed in the wild, at education, conservation and rehabilitation centres.
I think he is 'preaching to the choir' amongst many of my retired (teacher) blog buddies, who similarly go out and play in nature just for fun. The photos are amazing, and the artwork is excellent.
Award-Winning Nature Photographer Offers Ten Wonderful Ways to Connect Children and Nature
Environmental writer and photographer David FitzSimmons is on a mission to connect children with nature. With his naturalist wife and three children of their own—not to mention a job that gets him into the wild frequently—he’s an expert on immersing kids in the natural world.
1. Take a walk.
3. Visit a nature center.
4. Explore a wetland.
5. Plant something.
6. Visit a park.
7. Go creek stompin’.
8. Go geocaching.
9. Read a book about nature.
10. Take pictures of nature and share them!
So, what are you waiting for? Take your kids outside to explore. And don’t forget to grab a few photos along the way—You’ll treasure how you captured their giant smiles as they got good and dirty and get well-connected with nature.
For more information, visit www.curious-critters.com
David FitzSimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer,Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, and Shutterbug. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. David’s publications include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Curious Critters, Curious Critter Volume Two, Curious Critters Marine, Curious Critters Ohio, Curious Critters Michigan,Curious Critters Florida (April 2016), Curious Critters Illinois (April 2016), Curious Critters Indiana (April 2016), Curious Critters Missouri (April 2016), Curious Critters Texas (April 2016), and Salamander Dance (Spring 2016).