‘Flotsam’ takes young readers on an extraordinary underwater adventure filled with captivating illustrations and a wordless narrative. This review delves into the book’s imaginative storytelling, stunning visuals, and the themes of curiosity and discovery. It highlights the impact of visual storytelling and encourages readers to explore the wonders hidden beneath the surface.
Patrice Badami 0:00
Hi, this is Patrice Badami with Acorn to Tree children’s book review, and I wanted to share this book called Flotsam, by David Weisner. This is a Caldicott-winning award book. It’s also won the best-illustrated children’s book award from the New York Times Book Review. It’s an extraordinary book; the illustrations are engaging and incredibly beautiful. And the thing about this book is it takes both the person reading the book and the child to appreciate the reader on a journey from an angle you never would have expected. It’s a very surprising ending, and it’s fantastic. So it’s not just a book for a child to interpret the story as they’re going along in the book, but it also it takes the child, it takes them to a place where they look at something from a completely different perspective. And it involves photographs and a journey that this camera takes. It’s just a fascinating book. It’s a different concept. I’ve never read a book like this before. So I want you to find it and check it out because it’s so special. And it’s fascinating. So once again, flotsam by David Weisner.