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Flotsam by David Wiesner
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Flotsam (original 2006; edition 2006)

by David Wiesner (Author)

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The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
Member:AveryLong
Title:Flotsam
Authors:David Wiesner (Author)
Info:Clarion Books (2006), 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:wordless picture books, illustrations, children's literature, fish

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Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)

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This book was an award winner in 2017.
Flotsam is about a boy who loves science, he goes to the beach to see and find flotsam. Flotsam is anything floating in the water like water bottles, toys, etc. One day while he was at the beach he found something he never thought he would have found, an old underwater camera. What was captured on the camera?
This book will be good for science teachers because there is a lot of good content to teach off of like what floats in the water and why!
10/10 recommend ( )
  ecernosek | Nov 15, 2020 |
Look at all the wonderful things by the sea shore - all the flotsam and jetsam, as the saying goes. Seaweed. Hermit crabs. And here comes a mysterious box, no, it's an old, boxy camera! When the photos are developed, the mystery heightens. Robot fish, fish living rooms, turtle-back civilizations, pufferfish hot air balloons. Underwater aliens. The wordless book format makes it possible to draw many, many conclusions, yet there is still a clear story of imagination, wonder, even magic! I loved watching a father-child read-aloud video of this book, because watching the father come up with his own story based on the pictures was very endearing. I could tell his imagination was coming alive, just as the child's was. ( )
  lydsmith | Apr 16, 2020 |
This book is a wordless book. While some say that wordless books are easy and you can say whatever you want, i found this book to be a bit interesting. The basic story line was easy to follow, but there were a few pages where i was very confused by what the illustrations were supposed to mean. After looking at this book, I personally would not "read" this book in my classroom, I would gladly let my students make up their own story and look at this book. ( )
  SGiese | Apr 6, 2020 |
This book is about a young boy who finds a camera that has washed up on a beach. He decides that he wants to have the pictures developed to see what secrets lie within this special find. After receiving the developed photos he is shocked to have discovered a world that he didn't even know existed. This is a fantastic book to use in the classroom because it can prompt students to use their creative and imaginative skills as well as discovered what life lives under the ecosystem of the sea! ( )
  Madeleine_Collins | Apr 6, 2020 |
Flotsam by David Wiesner is a story about a young boy at the beach who discovers an old camera that has washed up on a beach. The boy rushes to have the pictures developed and discovers an underwater world that he didn't know existed and a photograph which contained years of children who have discovered the same camera and then returned it to the sea so others can discover the magic of the deep blue as well. Teachers can use this book to spark students imagination and creativity and use the book to evaluate students comprehension and interpretation skills. ( )
  rachk99 | Feb 11, 2020 |
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