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  • Published: New York : Clarion Books, c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0618194576
  • 1428702067 (BWI bdg.)
  • 9780618194575



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by Wiesner, David.

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Where To Find It

Call number: E WIE

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Traverwood Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

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

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A beautiful picture book that has no words. A boy finds a camera on the beach and takes it to a photo studio to get the film printed. What he sees in the prints is a totally new world, mysterious and awesome. Although this book is intended for Kindergarten on, it would require some help from parents to explain what is happening in the story and what they are seeing. Since the book is wordless it does give an opportunity to open a dialogue on "what will you do if you find something like this?" or "what do you think is happening here?" and so on. Older elementary children may enjoy the discussions on this book. However I don't see this one as a book requested repeatedly just for that.

Magical book

This is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I've ever seen. The story unfolds in illustrations only, but no words are needed. A child finds an old camera washing up on the beach, and investigates it and the film within. The resulting photos unlock a magical mystery, to which the child contributes in the end. Truly lovely.

beautiful picture book

This book is wonderful and not just because of the great illustrations. It tells the story of a curious little boy spending the day at the beach. He makes an amazing find. I will not spoil the story line, request this book and find out on your own. Quite imaginative and wondrous story line told through pictures. Let your child observe and immerse herself/himself in the story and tell it with her own words. One of my favorites.

excellent book

This story is told entirely in pictures. The illustrations are wonderful. Fanciful. Imaginative.

Take it home. Enjoy.

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