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Flotsam (2006)

by David Wiesner

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The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
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Independent reading level grades third through sixth
  Teannawiggins21 | Mar 28, 2024 |
This book would be good for primary or intermediate students. This book is "Flotsam" by David Wiesner, published in 2009. This book is a wordless book, but the pictures say so much. This boy is having a fun day on the beach and an old camera washes up. He gets the film put into pictures and he then looks at all the pictures. He finds pictures of crazy things that happen in the sea and also a picture where every time it washes up, a new person takes a pictures with that same picture and it goes really far back in time. I would definitely use this in my classroom because it would be a good time to introduce books and stop and ask questions about what they infer the pictures mean, what will happen next, etc.
  kcochell23 | Feb 7, 2024 |
This book would work well for intermediate because of the length of the book, I think younger kids would have a hard time focusing for so long.
This wordless picture book is about a curious young boy at the beach who stumbles upon an old camera. The photos he finds on this camera inspire his curiosity and imagination as he wonders about the contents of the photos.
This would be a great "read-aloud" to discuss the progression of the story and is a wonderful story to promote imagination and curiosity.
  mlutey22 | Feb 5, 2024 |
An incredibly fun, whimsical picture book with no words. A boy finds a film camera in the ocean and discovers other worldly pictures on the roll of film. Incredible story telling and art. The plot is complex and engaging for even upper elementary readers. I could see it being used as a mentor text for upper elementary on visual story telling or plot progression. ( )
  zrobinson | Jan 29, 2024 |
This wordless picture book tells through illustrative detail the story of a young boy who finds a camera washed up on the beach. After developing the film from the camera, the boy discovers secrets of the undersea world and life spanning across different parts of the world and through time. Readers will enjoy studying the intricacies of each page as they unravel the journey of the camera. Winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal. ( )
  KristiLM | Jul 27, 2023 |
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For my family and all our years down the Shore
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Melville underwater camera
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A science forward book about adventure and discovery
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