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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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The pictures were so incredibly realistic, and even still my imagination was wondering throughout the story. Wiesner really captures the attention of the audience in the way he paints a story line and even character development through pictures. ( )
  chelseaandrews | Feb 2, 2016 |
Summary: A very curious boy brings his microscope, camera, and magnifying glass to the beach. He studies the things he finds and examines the photographs he takes. In the end he lets his camera go, so it can be used by someone else. ( )
  mloya | Feb 1, 2016 |
I enjoyed this wordless picture book and went through it quickly to see what was going to happen. I then went back and studied each page in detail to see what little details I missed.

CC: Great story for a writing piece, predictions, and inference. ( )
  jeziorskij | Jan 28, 2016 |
This completely wordless picture book shows a boy who discovers "flotsam," or something that floats up on the shore at the beach. It is an old camera and he has the pictures developed to discover amazing pictures of the cameras journey through the sea. The entire story is based on the illustration, which is easy to follow since the pictures are so detailed. The strange pictures of mermaids in what seems like streets and sea turtles with sea shell castles on its back add fascination to the story. There is also a picture on the camera of everyone who has ever found the camera holding the picture they printed. These pictures ho back pretty far and add a certain curious element to who these people were and when they found the camera. In the end, the little boy tosses the camera back into the ocean for someone else to find to continue the tradition. ( )
  NoelAbadie | Jan 27, 2016 |
This book is the perfect book to teach ~ paying attention to the pictures. Many students at my level go straight to the words and decoding. They skip the part where you enjoy the story from the pictures. I would use this book to help students read the pictures and create their own dialogue.
  JenniferNapoleon | Jan 19, 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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