The Arrival by Shaun Tan Tuesday by David Wiesner Flotsam by David Wiesner The Snowman by Raymond Briggs Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day. Book Author: David Wiesner. See More Books Look at the items of flotsam shown on the inside cover. Write an acrostic poem based on the word FLOTSAM. Two-time Caldecott winner Wiesner (Tuesday ; The Three Pigs) Flotsam. David Wiesner, Author, David Wiesner, Illustrator. Clarion $17 (40p).

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Sep 18, Willow rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 05, Mischenko rated it it was amazing. They are so detailed and colorful! Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. The story can be straightforward, wacky, lfotsam, or downright crazy. Another wordless book which technically may be “written” for children, but certainly can be enjoyed by all.

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Although the sea creatures are washed away, the wave brought something else – an ancient looking camera, with “Melville Underwater Camera” written on it. Of course, that would mean not getting any more Wiesner books and we cannot have that, can we? Since there are no words in the story, the illustrations in this book are the only source that explains what is happening to readers.

I have always remembered and been fond of the book trailer that was constructed for Flotsam. You may also like: Each image is both realistic and full of fantasy. A boy finds an underwater camera that washes ashore at the beach. When last we see of our hero he has taken a picture of himself holding the last photo with the Melville camera.


So he decides to take a picture of himself with the photo, and become part of the chain. Villages made of seashells on the backs of turtles.

American Library Association announces literary award winners. Hardcover40 pages. David WiesnerFlotsam. A story with no words. By the time I was finished I was genuinely moved by its universal story, beauty and appeal, and happily recommend it to everyone.

The illustrations prompt readers to use their imaginations to tell the story.

A boy is looking closely at things he finds on the beach when a barnacle covered flotsa is washed up. Jun 01, Arielle Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: From what I gather picture books are generally aimed at 3 to 8-year-olds.

The concept is so strong, and Wiesner’s art is always amazing. In fact, when I read this story, the illustrations got me hooked on this book more than the plot itself. Two of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: David Wiesner has illustrated more than twenty award-winning books for young readers.

A boy at the beach is studying the flotsam to wash up on shore where he stumbles on a camera. The story is delightful and universal, full of glotsam detail and whimsical invention: In this Caldecott Medal winner, 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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There is so much to look at, you could spend an hour pouring through the pages of this book. More information about text formats. Visual devices—binoculars and a microscope in a plastic bag—rest on a nearby beach towel, suggesting the boy’s optical curiosity.


The dacid are vivid and tell a story that will just fill any “kid” with wonder. I love the whimsical little tale, and the illustrations are fantastic.

Top 100 Picture Books #77: Flotsam by David Wiesner

Older students could use it for a writing activity in which they have to create words to go with each image. The children in my class also enjoyed it and it lead to many discussion in terms of what happens under the sea.

His home and his neighborhood became anything from a faraway planet to a prehistoric jungle. This book is very thought-provoking.

The illustrations are absolutely amazing! I had picked up Flotsam on few occasions at bookstores and flipped through. Wiesner talking about winning the Caldecott for this book: Woofie loved it, daviv do I. Bottles, lost dqvid, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. The detailed images tell a creative story. Lots of imagination here. I read it to a fpotsam with EAL and he really enjoyed it as well.

Top Picture Books Jan 12, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The story itself is one to which all cultures can relate: I had to go buy a copy for my classroom. The decision is a tough one but I think he makes the right one in the end.