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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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Another incredible story that sparks creativity and imagination in children. A curious young boy sets out for the ocean looking for flotsam. Each piece he fins reveals a new story and adventure. This book would be a great story starter in the classroom.
  AndreaThomas | Oct 19, 2016 |
A very interesting wordless picture book, if you enjoy books that involve discovery and imagination then you will definitely love this book! ( )
  MichaelCunningham | Oct 18, 2016 |
Flotsam takes readers on a no word adventure when a boy finds an underwater camera and develops the film. Pictures of unbelievable events are on this film but more importantly, there is a picture of each person who has found the camera. This book reminds me of the book "The Red Book" by Barbara Lehman. Both books are about connecting people. Flotsam uses these creative and wild images to entertain and connect these diverse characters. ( )
  imasson | Oct 17, 2016 |
This book's amazing illustration really tells the story despite this being a wordless picture book. Showing this book to your students can allow them to use their imagination and depict their own version of the story that they see!
  jennialdridge | Sep 28, 2016 |
This book has amazing illustrations, and tells a great story. I love how it shows that the camera has been around the world and many children had seen some of the amazing things from the sea. I also like that it has a little science fantasy tied into the story with the aliens living underwater. I think this will be a great book for students because most students can make a connection with going to the beach.
  KristyMCooper | Sep 27, 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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