Flotsam

Flotsam

Book - 2006
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The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780618194575
9781428702066
1428702067
0618194576
Branch Call Number: JP FICTION WIESNER
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 24 x 30 cm

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TechWriter1
Aug 06, 2016

Wonderful art and story. The pictures inside the pictures and the lives of the creatures in the sea are delightful surprises. No words. The pictures tell the tale.

ukiosa Jul 07, 2015

One of my favorite children's books ever. Adult will get even more from it!

FindingJane Oct 03, 2014

Mr. Wiesner’s wordless picture books are absolute treasures and "Flotsam” is no exception. Through whimsical images, the underwater kingdom is brought to life with sea creatures going about their mundane business. But their lives are filled with things and habits we don’t associate with marine beasts at all. The ordinary is made extraordinary by taking the familiar and turning it topsy turvy. Enormous starfish carry islands on their backs; octopi read books to rows of avidly attentive fish; puffer fish float through the air like balloons. These are the kinds of pictures you scan over and over again, searching out any detail that you might have missed. Children will simply adore its vivid illustrations and enchanting story.

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mmcbeth29
Jul 28, 2014

Another amazing wordless picture book! This book was even better than Sector 7! The illustrations were so rich and interesting that I could look at them again and again and see new things. The story concept was very creative about a boy who finds an underwater camera at the beach. He develops the pictures and finds some very unusual and unexpected things!
I think there is something for every age group to be found in this book. Cute pictures for younger kids and more mature concepts for the older kids.
Would I recommend this book? YES. For all age groups.

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revidium
Apr 29, 2014

Really beautiful and exciting wordless book.

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stylesdream2000
Mar 27, 2014

I was confused at first but, honestly David Wiesner really put a creative writing streak on (even if there are no words)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KRockstar10 Mar 21, 2014

Beautiful! Love David Wiesner's books.

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courtws
Oct 15, 2013

As a writer (not illustrator) I generally put these books back on the shelves when I see there is no "story" -- that is, written words. But I was intrigued by the first few pages of this one -- and what a story the images told! Very impressive. I handed it to my daughter who wouldn't even go past page one (she prefers words). Her loss.

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becker
Aug 31, 2013

This is a beautiful wordless picture book. It is filled with wonderful illustrations full of detail. It tells a lovely story and would be a great book to use to cuddle up with your toddler and talk about. Highly recomended.

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Incarnadine
Oct 25, 2012

There's a reason this book won awards --it's beautifully illustrated, imaginative, thought-provoking, clever, and full of wonder!

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