In the Media

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Media coverage of CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine (April 2015)


Publishers Weekly - Starred Review - 6/16/2015

Publishers Weekly - Starred Review - 3/26/2015 - print and online - "breathtakingly detailed photographs."

School Library Journal - Starred Review - 4/1/2015 - "This eye-catching collection of 20 unusual marine dwellers will amaze readers." 

The Weather Channel - "Wake Up With Al" - Al Roker and Stephanie Abramson - 5/14/15

KING 5 Morning News, Western Washington - 10/7/2015 - "I don't know if anyone else is doing something quite like this..."

FOX-TV, WRGT, Dayton, Ohio - 7/8/2015 - "Wow! ... Very interesting Work!"

ABC-TV, WTVJ, Miami, Florida - 6/11/2015 - "These images are amazing!" - Interveiw with Roxanne Vargas

CBS-TV, WTSP, Tampa/St. Peterburg, Florida - 6/9/2015 - "gorgeous photography" - interview with Roxanne Wilder

CBS-TV, KEYE, Austin, TX - 4/18/2015 - Interview with Jordan Steele

NBC-TV, WHEC, Rochester, New York - 3/31/2015 - Interview with Rebecca Leclair 

WVXU Cincinnati NPR-Affiliate - 8/21/2015 - Interview with Barbara Gray

Big Blend Radio, 5/31/2015 - national interview with Lisa Smith & Nancy Reid - "on a mission to get kids to understand nature"

Nature & Photography - Rob Sheppard - 4/29/2015 a 'children's' book, but...much, much more than that"

The Proshow Book Trailer - 4/9/2015 - "Stunningly life-like photos"

The Tampa Tribune - Review - "Author/photographer lets young readers swim with the fishes, other sea creatures"

Miami Herald - Review & Reminder - "...the objective is clear: to get kids excited about nature."

The Buffalo News - Review - 3/28/2015 - "designed to interest kids and adults"

Naples Daily News - Review & Reminder

Pocono Record - Review - "Prepare to be amazed, amused, and educated with this gem of a book." - Review - "Jump and shriek with 'Curious Critters' author"

Glimpse - Review - 4/16/2015 - "You and your family are sure to love this great new book"

A Place Called Kindergarten - Review & Appearance - "We are so excited to add these books to our classroom library!" - Review - "Ohio author, photographer makes nature fun for kids"

Midwest Multisport Life - Review - "FitzSimmons' book is an educational look at Atlantic and Pacific Ocean sea life, and the photos are simply amazing."

TALKINPETS with John Patch - "FitzSimmons is at the forefront of environmental education."

TALKINPETS - Interview - 3/14/15

Inhabitots - Review - "stunning photography and fascinating facts about ocean dwellers"

The Crafty Mommy - Review - "a beautifully Educational book"

Top Notch Material - Review - "Every single page features an amazingly colorful and vivid picture" 

Outnumbered 3 to 1 - Review - "Reading Curious Critters: Marine allowed [my son] to experience nature in a whole new way."

Beyond the Car Seat - Review - "the Blue Lobster is the best" - "sure to make a splash!"

Bless Their Hearts Mom - Review - "put this one on the wish list for Summer adventure!"

GROOVINMOMS - Review -  "Curious Critters Marine got my grandchildren curious enough to open the book instead of opening the i-pad or lap top."

Capturing The Moment - Review - "The way it’s written makes it feel as though you can relate to the critters..."

A Net In Time Schooling - Review - "If you are looking for a book with clean, clear pictures of marine animals, this book is totally for you."

Inspire someone today - Review - "He was deeply involved in every aspect of the story." (Lashon Campbell's son)

Father Nerds Best - Review - "...this book proved to be a nice read to an inquisitive mind."

Farm & Dairy - Review - "...a perfect storybook for kids and a coffee table book for adults." - Vero Beach

Jumpin Beans - Review - "FitzSimmons is at the forefront of environmental education." 


Cover of Curious Critters Volume Two by David FitzSimmons

Media coverage of CURIOUS CRITTERS Volume Two (February 2014)

NBC-TV, WKYC, Cleveland, Ohio - 7/15/2014 - interview with Jim Donovan

School Libary Journal - review (nonfiction notes) - "FitzSimmons’s photos...will have youngsters enthralled." 2/2014

Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

Livingston Parent Journal - (p 8) - January 2014


Art Wolfe - Guest Blog by David FitzSimmons

Richland Source news - "Award-winning author David FitzSimmons visits Discovery School" 2/27/14

Additional coverage of CURIOUS CRITTERS Volume Two Cassandra M's PlaceNew Age MamaLaGrange PatchDominique's DeskGrandma's BriefsBaby DickeyToddler TrailsBaby Book WormsBless Their Hearts MomMy OKC MommyHanging Off the Wire blogOne Smiley Monkey blogBeyond the Car SeatMommy PRCollectors'CornerLife with 5 MonkiesThe (Mis)adventures of MamakujoA Fulfilled MommyRuminating Mommy


Cover of Curious Critters Volume One by David FitzSimmons 

Media coverage of CURIOUS CRITTERS Volume One (November 2011)

Animal Planet

NBC-TV, WTVJ, Miami, Florida - 1/4/2012 Live Miami at 11 (video)

CBS-TV, WISH, Indianapolis, Indiana - 6/6/2013 IndyStyle (video, live photo shoot with animals)

CBS-TV, WTOL, Toledo, Ohio - 8/2/2012 Your Day (video, live photo shoot with animals)

WVXU-Radio, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2/5/2012 Interview (MP3)

TLC (The Learning Channel) Parentables

ABC-TV, KATU, Portland, Oregon -  11/4/2011 AM Northwest (video)

Audubon Magazine

Curious Critters: An Interview with David FitzSimmons - by Jack Howard (video)

Scientific American - review by Kevin Zelnio

Huffington Post Green

School Library Journal - Starred Review

Environmental News Network - review by Maddie Perlman-Gabel


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