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Flotsam by David Wiesner

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.
Authors:David Wiesner (Author)
Info:Clarion Books (2006), 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:illustrated, aquatic, surrealism, Caldecott Winner, wordless

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Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)


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This book could be used in k-5. This is a pictureless book that follows a boy who is at the beach when a camera washes up on the shore. When the boy develops the pictures he finds pictures of all of the people who had the camera before him. After taking his own picture too, he throws the camera back in the ocean for it to be found by someone else. I really like the imagery of this book and it's ability to tell a story without words, but I'm not entirely sure I would keep this book in my classroom. Potentially if I were to keep some books on rotation this would be one of them, but there isn't much this book can be used to teach, so it would be more of an independent reading type of book. ( )
  LizzieC21 | Mar 6, 2023 |
This book would good for students who are primary to lower intermediate. This book is a wordless book that is about a young boy and his discovery of a camera on a beach. This book is good for the classroom because it leaves the story open ended so that kids can explore their own interpretation of the story. ( )
  HannahSmith22 | Mar 3, 2023 |
This book could be used as a read aloud for intermediate aged students.
This book is about a young boy who goes to the beach and finds an old underwater camera. The boy gets the pictures from the camera developed and discovers the beauty that the ocean beholds, along with robotic fish and aliens.
I would use this book in my classroom as a tool for my students to use their imagination in order to create their own story and plot line since this book doesn't have any words. It would be a way for my students who may struggle speaking Spanish to practice their English, or simply a way to encourage the use of students' imaginations and creativity.
  Kimmie.Burks | Feb 27, 2023 |
A boy finds a camera (flotsam) on the beach and explores what is inside.
Perfect for a wordless book read-aloud.
  lily.parker | Feb 8, 2023 |
This book would be a great example of surrealism, as well as great for working on dictation for all grade levels. The book is composed of watercolor illustrations that tell a story of a camera that has been traveling in the ocean for a very long time. In the classroom for primary and intermediate grades this would we great for verbal dictation about this story, to practice language skills. For middle grades this could be used as an example of how they could create something like this on their own. ( )
  Mscott21 | Feb 6, 2023 |
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For my family and all our years down the Shore
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The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.

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A science forward book about adventure and discovery
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