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Flotsam - David Wiesner
Flotsam
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780618194575 (0618194576)
ASIN: 618194576
Publisher: Clarion Books
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
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Literary Ames
Literary Ames rated it
2.0 Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam, my first wordless picture book, feels age inappropriate. From what I gather picture books are generally aimed at 3 to 8-year-olds. I have doubts a child in that range would be able to fully comprehend the story without help from an elder. Does a 6-year-old know what a microscope is and what...
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves rated it
5.0 Flotsam
A perspective-altering philosophical text cleverly disguised as a children's book! Wiesner, through the use of smart story-boarding, a child's point of view, and a strong dose of whimsy, provides a tale eschewing the need to stay young. But he is not merely pedantic: he shows us *how* to remain youn...
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it
5.0 Flotsam by David Wiesner
Genre: Fantasy / Animal / Beaches Year Published: 2006 Year Read: 2009 “Flotsam” is a 2007 Caldecott Award winning book by David Wiesner, author of the popular books, “Tuesday” and “The Three Pigs.” In this story, a young boy discovers a mysterious camera from the sea that eventually shows h...
Valz
Valz rated it
4.0 FLOTSAM 2007 caldecott winner
One of the best illustrators out there.
thistle
thistle rated it
I think I'll begin logging picture books here and blogging them on DW+WP, now that they aren't tiny-child board books....
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