Curious Critters by David FitzSimmonsCurious Critters,

by David FitzSimmons (Wild Iris Publishing, 2011), is not your typical animal book. Bright creatures sit against a stark white background to create a bold and exciting visual zoo. FitzSimmons lets the critters speak for themselves—literally. Each one tells a brief tale from first-person perspective, offering interesting facts, onomatopoeia, and active descriptions. Ages 4-8; $19.95.