Sunday, February 21, 2010


Hello everyone! Hope many of you are enjoying the warmer, almost Spring-like weather! As for here in sunny Nashville, we are enjoying temps in the 60s! Woo hoo! I was going to share with you some pictures that I took while at the lake today, but every single image disappeared off my memory card!! I have NO idea what the heck happened. I browsed through each one in my camera. But the moment I put the card in the reader, they some how ::poof!:: vanished into thin air. Anyone have recommendations for image retrieval?! So, seeing that I don't have any new pictures to show you just yet, I did want to share with you all a book that has shot it's way into the softest spot of my heart.

flotsam: pronounced \flät-səm\; derived from the French word: floter, to float; meaning: floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; floating debris

Now, many of you may have already figured out that I LOVE kids books. Some of them happen to be my favorites of all time. My new favorite is Flotsam, a Caldecott Award winning book by David Wiesner. This book truly is a picture book. There are no words, just windows of illustrations taking you down to the beach where a boy explores his surroundings and by chance, comes across a vintage, underwater camera. It's the adventure that this camera captured while on a voyage through the sea that blew me out of the water! A magical journey that children of all ages will surely enjoy.


  1. sounds like a beautiful book - i will have to be on the lookout for it for my nieces

  2. Wiesner's "Tuesday" is also fabulous... and Paul McCartney created a wonderful animated short from it! I also love children's books and sorely miss my spot as Head of the Children's Department at Borders years ago... once I start teaching, I'll be able to immerse myself in the culture again :)

    My heartfelt condolences at losing your pictures... as I said on FB, the same thing happened to us and James tried all sorts of retrieval applications, software, etc. but sometimes a memory card just craps out and you're stuck... I hope that's not the case for you, but I'm sure you'll make it back and take more beautiful shots another time :)

  3. it is a beauty of a book. One of our favorites at home, too.


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