10/27/11 ASHLAND, OH -- "Curious Critters," an environmental children's picture book by Ashland University's Associate Professor of English Dr. David FitzSimmons has just been awarded a silver medal in the prestigious Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
"Curious Critters," featuring stunning images of common North American animals photographed against white backgrounds-animals ranging from butterflies and beetles to turtles and birds-won silver among all non-fiction picture book entries.
The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards is an annual competition that recognizes outstanding children's books and their authors and illustrators. The Moonbeam competition encourages and celebrates life-long reading. Judges include educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers.
Sample flipping book pages, more info about the unique photography techniques, and signed copies of "Curious Critters" are available at www.curious-critters.com<http://www.curious-critters.com/>. "Curious Critters" is available at bookstores across North America and online at Amazon.com<http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Critters-David-FitzSimmons/dp/1936607697/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318508457&sr=8-1> and B&N.com<http://www.amazon.com/Curious-Critters-David-FitzSimmons/dp/1936607697/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318508457&sr=8-1>.
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.