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Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book) by David…

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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For the beach comber in all of us this book is great. He finds a kind of amazing series of pictures in an underwater camera. He gets the film developed and there are pictures of two different kinds of things; one, marvels of underwater fantasy life and 2) selfies taken by other kids who have found the camera. Of course the kid takes his own selfie and throws the camera back in the ocean.
  ghendel | Nov 28, 2018 |
the book is a wordless book about a young boy visiting the beach, As he gets close to the shoreline, a large waves washes up an old style camera. He walks over to the life guard and seems to tell him to keep the camera. As he develops the film inside the camera, he makes an interesting discovery, he notices a young girl holding a picture and the girl in the picture holding another picture and so on. as he uses a magnifying glass and a microscope, he can see that pictures go back to black-and-white of a young boy wearing old fashion clothes in the beach. He then decides to take a picture of himself and throw the camera back into the ocean for the next child to find. ( )
  RosaPerez | Nov 26, 2018 |
A young boy finds the camera washed up by a wave on the beach and along with the camera, he discovers a set of various pictures, some taken from inside of the ocean by the creatures living there. Along with the pictures, there are other children pictured holding up a picture of the last person who had the camera. After viewing all of the mysterious pictures the boy takes a picture of himself holding the last picture that was taken by someone and throws the camera back into the sea so that the cycle can repeat itself. This is a great book for all grade levels. I think this would be a great book so that students are able to notice repetition along with becoming familiar with the different water creatures. ( )
  Salma.Mart | Nov 26, 2018 |
This strange wordless picture book is about a boy who goes to the boy and comes across a camera with many picture, he feels inclined to include his own, and then he sets the camera back unto its next journey.

I would use this book for predicting and inferring to ask about what this story is talking about without words. At the end of this book the camera is found by another person. I would have the students write about how their reaction would be if they received that camera. ( )
  lindseyluchak | Nov 25, 2018 |
This story begins with a boy enjoying the beach with his family. He soon is hit with a huge wave and discovers a camera. While looking through the camera he finds film and gets it developed. After getting the pictures back he notices strange ocean life along with pictures of children who has also taken pictures with the camera as well. In order to keep the tradition going the boy decides to take a picture with the camera and throws it back for the next child to find. This book could be used for science to talk about ocean life or even writing entry, and to discuss predictions. ( )
  taylor26. | Nov 25, 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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