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 ...Read MoreA 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.Read Less
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This book is a true picture book; it contains NO writing whatsoever. This would enable a child to create their imagination to how they want the story to go based on what they see in the story. The illustrations create a whimsical view point, but also very accurate to what it would be like if a child visited the beach. Kids are able to learn about the different animals on the beach and under the sea. This is an excellent book for the child to tell the story to the adult. In the class room, teachers could ask students to write their own story to the pictures and even use this in a science class to talk about all of the animals. I think I would use this book in my classroom to teach younger students (ages 5-7).
Jul 1, 2010
Imaginative and surreal !
A gorgeous wordless picture book suitable for any age--Mr. Wiesner has outdone himself on this one!
Jul 20, 2009
A Book with No Words!
My 6 year old son and I were just transported by this wonderful book with no words. I know, right? It was fascinating, weird , mysterious and thrilling. One studies the pictures and the pages keep turning. We were vastly entertained . What a neat book. So different and so much fun. It's one we will return to again and again.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-07-24 Two-time Caldecott winner Wiesner (Tuesday; The Three Pigs) crafts another wordless mystery, this one set on an ordinary beach and under an enchanted sea. A saucerlike fish's eye stares from the exact center of the dust jacket, and the fish's scarlet skin provides a knockout background color. First-timers might not notice what's reflected in its eye, but return visitors will: it's a boxy camera, drifting underwater with a school of slim green fish. In the opening panels, Wiesner pictures another close-up eye, this one belonging to a blond boy viewing a crab through a magnifying glass. Visual devices binoculars and a microscope in a plastic bag rest on a nearby beach towel, suggesting the boy's optical curiosity. After being tossed by a wave, the studious boy finds a barnacle-covered apparatus on the sand (evocatively labeled the "Melville Underwater Camera"). He removes its roll of film and, when he gets the results, readers see another close-up of his wide-open, astonished eye: the photos depict bizarre undersea scenes (nautilus shells with cutout windows, walking starfish-islands, octopi in their living room ? la Tuesday's frogs). A lesser fantasist would end the story here, but Wiesner provides a further surprise that connects the curious boy with others like him. Masterfully altering the pace with panel sequences and full-bleed spreads, he fills every inch of the pages with intricate, imaginative watercolor details. New details swim into focus with every rereading of this immensely satisfying excursion. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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