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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
Collections:Storytime Collection
Tags:camera, discovery, exploration, sea, beach, wordless story

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Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)

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This wordless picture books shares the adventures of a camera that becomes a piece of material floating throughout the currents of the water.
  alcrumpler | Jul 21, 2014 |
This book is about a boy who finds a camera that seems to have been on an exciting journey. The boy develops the pictures and continues the journey by tossing the camera into the ocean for more exploration. Great pictures. ( )
  Kbernard | Jul 17, 2014 |
A curious boy, who brings a microscope and a magnifying glass to the beach, discovers an antique underwater camera in the ocean. The camera reveals an underwater phantasmical world, and another secret as well: kids have been using this camera for years, and documenting the experience of via a snapshot-within-a-snapshot approach.

This is wordless book, and Susan provided narration for the class. I'm curious about this choice versus more standback, "let the class figure it out" approaches. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 14, 2014 |
A day at the beach turns into a rich adventure full of underwater sea creatures, aliens, and friends from different continents and time periods in this book rich with detailed illustrations!
  gfurth | Jun 12, 2014 |
On a family trip to the beach, a young boy discovers the wonders of ocean life in this beautful wordless book. the illutrations are so detailed and really bring the various creatures to life.The story follows his train of thought as he imagines fantastical visions of the various sealife he encounters.
  ameliagilbertson | Jun 9, 2014 |
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LIB 428/Lawson Desc. - This book doesn't need words to make its impact. It's clear through its amazing illustrations that the boy who has gone to the beach to explore has certainly come across something extraordinary. I enjoyed how the emotion of the discovery came through in the chronological account as the boy sort of lives in the world of the images he comes across for a bit. This book might be a great use in the classroom in that children may not be used the whole book without words concept and would create great dialogue in a question and answer forum in that a teacher could ask children what the boy has found, what he is doing - and what he might do next.
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Product Description 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.

A Look Inside Flotsam (Click on Images to Enlarge)

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

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