"Curious Critters, my most recent children's non-fiction picture book, exemplifies my commitment to caring for the environment. Children have a natural propensity to biophilia: the love of nature. The eye-level photographs in Curious Creatures depict common, backyard animals from across North America. Looking eye-to-eye with fascinating creatures helps children enjoy nature. And people who learn early on to love nature grow up to value the environment as adults."
David FitzSimmons is a freelance photographer, a writer, and a university professor. He photographs and writes for a variety of publications, including Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, and Shutterbug. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by Brown Trout and Barnes & Noble. His most recent books include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools (Kent State University Press, 2011) and Curious Critters (Wild Iris, 2011). David presents seminars and workshops to diverse audiences—from public school groups and college classes to nature centers and civic organizations. His work has been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography and the Telluride Photo Festival.