Friday, December 14, 2007

Flotsam, by David Wiesner

There are no words in this book, just pictures, and I think that is what makes it even more magical. The story is about a little boy at the beach. He’s a very scientific lad, and he’s brought with him magnifying glass, microscope, and whatever other little gadgets he needs to explore the shores. As he is looking for interesting little creatures to examine, he finds an old-fashioned waterproof camera in the sand. He develops the film and begins to examine the picture. What he discovers in the picture is the most thrilling part.

It was clever, imaginative, and even a little heart-warming. I won’t say “read it,” because it’s just pictures. Instead, find it, take the pictures in, and enjoy your own little trip to the beach.

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