Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Flotsam


I don't always like wordless picture books, but I just love this one. David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal for the third time for Flotsam in 2007. And deservedly so. This is such a beautiful book, and tells a wonderful story. It's a modern day message in a bottle really.

Flotsam is the beautifully illustrated story of a young boy spending a day at the beach with his family. Certainly a familiar experience for may of us. 



He is an inquisitive young fellow.


And makes a great find on the beach, 


that takes him on a magical journey around the world, and through time.





Read it, even if you don't have a young person to read it with. It's fantastic.

5 comments:

Kath Lockett said...

gorgeous!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've always wanted to open a public library that has only picture books on its shelves.

Marg said...

I have only read one totally wordless picture book before but it is now one of my all time favourite books! That book is The Arrival by Shaun Tan!

Swan Pond said...

Cover is beautiful. The rest looks good too.

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