• Ella Fothergill

Children's Book Review: Flotsam By David Wiesner




Age: 5+


On a family trip to the beach, an inquisitive, young boy comes equipped with his bucket, magnifying glass and microscope. You see, his favourite beach-time activity is to collect, examine and record flotsam - bits and bobs washed up by the tide. His usual finds include: sea glass, bottles, toys and jewellery. But this time, he makes an unusual discovery …


Instead of his usual treasures, the young boy finds a seaweedy, old camera, which has secrets hidden inside!


Flotsam doesn’t use words to tell its story, instead, it uses beautifully detailed illustrations. Through these pictures, we journey across the ocean, sandy shores and even back in time! This lovely book is magical - encouraging imagination and exploration.