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Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flotsam (2006)

by David Wiesner

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Flotsam is a picture book that illustrates a mysterious day at the beach. A young boy finds a small camera and upon closer inspection finds that the pictures are of kids from around the world and the ocean's creature were delivering it to different parts of the world. From the pictures we were given, it seems that the camera is quite old. This pictures in this book are well done and tell the story clearly! Great for younger children under the age of 9! ( )
  india_paige | Aug 29, 2018 |
A boy finds a peculiar underwater camera washed ashore and rushes to have the photos developed. In the pictures he finds an array of strange and fascinating scenes from the aquatic world. Each picture is more curious then next and there are small worlds to be discovered in every page. The last photo is strangest of them all, a picture of a girl holding a picture of a boy holding a picture of another boy and so on. The boy takes photo of himself holding the picture and returns the camera to the sea. The illustrations are superb and are full of vivid imagination. ( )
  Thomasjfkb | Aug 24, 2018 |
In this wordless picture book, a boy is at the beach and finds a camera. He takes the film to get it developed, and sees all of other photographers that have used the camera all over the world. He takes a picture of himself holding the picture and tosses it back into the ocean to travel on to the next photographer. Readers could create some captions or thought bubbles to go with the illustrations in the book or write a story based off one of the previous owners of the camera. ( )
  KBosnak | Aug 13, 2018 |
This wordless picture book follows a boy and his parents while they spend the day at the beach. He finds an old camera with film in it and wants to get the film developed.
The pictures are super fun, and each could tell its own story. I could already start to see the writing assignment after reading the story where students explain about the pictures they saw within the story.
  rhod4 | Aug 12, 2018 |
This is a Caldecott Medal winning book by David Wiesner that says so much with no words at all. This book tells the story of a boy at the beach who discovers all kinds of amazing things -- flotsam -- that floats its way onto the beach. He then discovers a camera that reveals a whole world of undersea amazingness that needs to be seen to be believed. Wiesner's art is amazing and full of whimsy that takes the reader on an incredible journey under the ocean.
  kimjarvis | Aug 8, 2018 |
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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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When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film, he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs.

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