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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 is a really fun book about a boy who was exploring on a beach. A wave knocked him over and when he got up he found that an underwater camera had washed ashore. He took the film in and developed it. There were a lot of pictures from underwater cities and cool things animals did. The last picture was of a child holding a picture, who was holding a picture and so forth of all the people who found the camera. The boy took a picture of himself holding the last picture then threw the camera back into the water for someone else to find. The last page was of another child finding the camera
  sabrenarose | Nov 27, 2016 |
Everyone in all of my classes have loved this book. Wordless books offer so much to the classroom. For example, this could be a segway into writing stories about adventures they have had near a sea, or how their granddad was a ship captain. ( )
  zcurlach | Nov 15, 2016 |
This book is probably one of my favorite wordless picture books. There is so much detail in each picture, and the story, which is not written, is so fascinating to me. I feel students will enjoy this book and coming up with different summaries as well. With so much detail on each page, they are surely to find something new each time they open the book. ( )
  maddisonsitz | Nov 9, 2016 |
Flotsam is a wordless picture book that is perfect for triggering children's imagination. 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. The students could finish the story as an extension activity.
  tayro_95 | Nov 9, 2016 |
Grade Level: 3rd grade and up
The book is about a boy who finds a camera while he is at the beach. He goes to develop the images and while looking at the images he realizes that in each picture, the person is holding the picture of the previous person that had the camera before them. He continues that cycle by taking a picture of himself and releasing the camera back into the water for the next person.
I would use this book when teaching a lesson over description, prediction, and context clues. There are no words in the book so the students have to rely on context clues and description to predict the plot of the story. ( )
  clarionb | Nov 9, 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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