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Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by David Wiesner

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Title:Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book)
Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Clarion Books (2006), Edition: illustrated edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
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Flotsam by David Wiesner (2006)


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Wow! The art work in this book is beautiful! This book encourages curiosity, imagination, and creativity. I loved it! This can be a fun beach themed book, or sharing the knowledge and importance of wordless books with students. I think many (myself included) wasn't aware of the amount of wordless books there are. They are fun to look at!
  Saradub | Feb 24, 2018 |
A wordless story about a boy who finds a camera at the beach and the chain of images hidden inside.
  Auhewitt | Feb 20, 2018 |
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Here’s another wordless book from a favorite author, David Wiesner. I reviewed The Three Pigs, Sector Seven and Free Fall awhile back. I was super excited to take a peek at this one.

The story begins with a curious boy who is visiting the beach. He has an interest in beach life and brings a multitude of exploration tools with him. As he’s exploring, a wave comes, and brings with it a strange looking camera. It resembles an underwater camera. He takes out the film and decides to have the film developed at the one hour photo department. The pictures he gets from the camera are amazing and show pictures of underwater sea life, including some strange mechanical fish. Within the photos he notices something strange and uses his microscope to figure it out. What he sees is surprising. Follow along in the story to see what he decides to do with it.

This book is very thought-provoking. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is easy to follow. This is one of my favorites this year.

5***** ( )
  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
This book inspires a child's imagination and instills a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world, especially the underwater world of life in the ocean. Creative, whimsical scenes and illustrations capture the journey of a young boy who finds a camera floating in the ocean. This book also demonstrates aspects of ecological principles and demonstrates the interconnectedness of life and the span of knowledge through generations. The "images" captured by the camera will keep inspiring each person they touch, on whatever shore the camera surfaces next. This book relates the transmission of knowledge from one person to the next and the diversity of life forms in their natural environments across the planet.
  Kathrin.McCoy | Nov 29, 2017 |
This book is about a little boy who visits the beach. An old camera washes up on shore and the boy take the film and looks at all the pictures. He sees a whole bunch of pictures from the film and sees pictures of children holding a picture of the child before them. So he decides to take a picture of him holding the picture of a child who took a picture off that camera. ( )
  KayMilshell21 | Nov 14, 2017 |
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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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