Tuesday, February 24, 2009

David Wiesner

I LOVE to collect hard cover Children Books. "The Boys" know to treat them with kid-gloves - ha ha. Children Books have the most wonderful illustrations. One of my favorite is David Wiesner. We have a couple of his books: Tuesday and June 29, 1999. The next on my list to purchase is Flotsam - Winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal. Similar to Tuesday, there are few to no words and the story is told through amazing illustrations.

Here is a summary of the book:
On a seemingly ordinary day at the beach, a budding young scientist makes a fabulous discovery. A barnacle-encrusted underwater camera has washed up on the shore, holding a reel of film of fantastical images that no human eye has seen. Moving cities, an octopus in a lounge chair, a clockwork fish. And yet, there is one more secret, even more astonishing than these surreal scenes: the camera has journeyed not only through the depths of the ocean but through the past, hiding in its last photo a visual timeline of children from around the world.

Note: Photos and Summary from houghtonmifflinbooks.com

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