Sunday, June 23, 2013


Cover art for FLOTSAM

Author & Illustrator:   David Wiesner
Publisher:  Clarion
Publication Year:   2006
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Caldecott, NYT Best Illustrated, Kirkus Best Children's Books, Horn Book Fanfare

Summary:  A wordless picture book about things in the ocean in Wiesner's captivating richly detailed style. A boy finds an underwater camera with photographs of fantastical underwater scenes. I think my favorite is the octopus family in their living room. When he realizes that many different children have taken their pictures with this camera, he does the same and then sends it back for the story to start again.

Classroom Ideas: This book invites children to look closely and imagine. You could take any illustration and write a story about it. (I want to know more about that octopus family!) It also would be easy to use it as a mentor text to continue the story from where it left off.

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