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Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flotsam (original 2006; edition 2006)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Clarion Books (2006), Hardcover, 40 pages
Tags:camera, discovery, exploration, sea, beach, wordless story, picture-books

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Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)


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This picture book is a great book to show children how things can travel through time. It also shows children that they can have an imagination about life under the sea. The pictures are in great detail and it is easy to follow the story line in the book. ( )
  haleyr03 | Sep 19, 2016 |
I loved this book because it was a picture book, so it could be used in many ways. The pictures were so detailed and there were many to each page at times like a comic.
  kmbate8772 | Sep 19, 2016 |
A boy finds a camera on the beach, but later discovers that this camera contains more than just photos of a beach. The pictures allow for children to explore their imagination and even come up with story ideas on their own. This book would be great for emergent readers and possibly for beginning readers. Since this is a wordless picture book children can really imagine their own story and get their creative juices flowing. ( )
  kaitlyn_king | Sep 18, 2016 |
I love this book. I like that there are no words and students have a way to express themselves. I really like that the pictures take a turn and you can't really predict what happens next. ( )
  AnsleighMcKenzie | Sep 8, 2016 |
A wordless picture book about a boy who finds a washed up camera on the beach. He decides to get the pictures developed and realizes that this camera has been all over the world. There are strange and crazy pictures taken on the camera. So he takes a picture on the camera and throws it back into the ocean.
This book is full of great and interesting pictures to get kid's imaginations going. It is a great way to introduce prediction or inferencing by getting the children to think about what might come next in the story! ( )
  sehuff | Sep 8, 2016 |
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A science forward book about adventure and discovery
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A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep.

In each of his amazing picture books, David Wiesner has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. This time, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.

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The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.

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