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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 wordless picture book that tells its own story. The illustrations are very descriptive and full of life. The pictures are taken under water. People find a camera that floats on shore and they get the pictures developed and are able to see where the camera has traveled. They then throw the camera back into the ocean and the camera continues to travel. ( )
  Devin_Woodall | May 1, 2017 |
I thought this wordless picture book was very entertaining with its picture inception. ( )
  ilonon | Apr 28, 2017 |
Amazing illustration with attention to detail that challenges the reader to imagine the worlds and creatures that exist within each other. ( )
  AngelaKastrava | Apr 26, 2017 |
Read for assignment
  mikeswanson | Apr 25, 2017 |
This would be an excellent book for teaching plot as readers must put their own words to the story by using the beautiful watercolor illustrations.
  tania.taylor1967 | Apr 24, 2017 |
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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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