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Flotsam /

by Wiesner, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2006Description: [39] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 x 30 cm.ISBN: 0618194576 (hc.) :; 9780618194575 (hc.) :; 1428702067 (BWI bdg.); 9781428702066 (BWI bdg.).Title notes: $17.00 11-2006$17.00 2-2007 (db)$17.00 5/6/2007$17.00 5/6/2007Subject(s): Cameras -- Juvenile fiction | Beaches -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Cameras -- Fiction | Beaches -- Fiction | Stories without wordsAwards: Recipient, Caldecott MedalAwards: Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards, New York Times Book ReviewSummary: The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books 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. 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.

$17.00 11-2006

$17.00 2-2007 (db)

$17.00 5/6/2007

$17.00 5/6/2007

Recipient, Caldecott Medal

Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards, New York Times Book Review

The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) With its careful array of beachcombed items, the title page spread of Wiesner's latest picture book makes it look like one of those Eyewitness books, but the following wordless story is far stranger than fact. In clue- and fancy-strewn full-page paintings and panels, a boy at the beach closely examines items and animals washed in from the sea; when a wave deposits an old camera on the shore, his viewing takes a radical shift. He gets the camera's film developed at a nearby shop, allowing Wiesner's bountiful imagination great play in the series of photos the boy then examines: a robot fish, an octopus reading aloud to its offspring, giant starfish with islands on their backs. And: a seaside photo of a girl holding a seaside photo of a boy, holding a seaside photo of another child, ad infinitum. The inquisitive boy's ready magnifying glass and microscope allow him to see further and further into the photo, and further back in time, as revealed by the increasingly old-fashioned clothes worn by the children pictured. What to do but add himself to the sequence? The meticulous and rich detail of Wiesner's watercolors makes the fantasy involving and convincing; children who enjoyed scoping out Banyai's Zoom books and Lehman's The Red Book will keep a keen eye on this book about a picture of a picture of a picture of a.... (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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