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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 26,701 Ratings and 3,048 Reviews

Book Description
Product Description
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 secrets to share . . . and... More
Book Information
PublisherClarion Books
BindingHardcover (7 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
Publication Date09/04/2006
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About David Wiesner (Author, Illustrator) : David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the... more
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Reader Comments
2/24/2011 Lumie Risetto

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3/18/2010 Will Strong said: Fantastic idea beautifully executed. Wonderful.

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9/20/2009 Donna Marie tagged as: I read

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3/10/2009 Lisa Birger tagged as: im interested

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2/3/2009 Lisa Knasiak said: Too much fun!
tags: I recommend, I read

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1/7/2009 Edrian Thomidis said: A beautifully illustrated visual story!

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11/11/2008 Karen Kerr said: Great illustrations! This book captures the attention to all ages.
tags: I recommend

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9/26/2008 celia Leary said: Fabulous wordless book. Absolutely stunning illustrations that are so detailed, and really make you think. Great for getting kids to invent their own stories to go with it!
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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9/21/2008 Turine Tran

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9/8/2008 Deborah Jackson said: I sat with this book in the middle and about 8 preschoolers huddled around looking at the pictures. You could hear , under their breath, "WHOA!" And afterward one shy child spoke up and said, "Hey Ms Deborah, that was a realy good book you showed us!"
tags: Inspired me, I recommend, I recommend for reading to young children.

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3/2/2008 Crystal M said: I love this book! The pictures tell the most amazing, fanciful story, and really make me wish I could follow around that camera to all of the places it goes. It really makes you ponder the world. My students love the book too.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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2/26/2008 Rachel Hamby said: Great discovery book.
tags: I recommend

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7/30/2007 Sondra LaBrie tagged as: dominics

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4/8/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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