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 to keep. Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.
David Wiesner wurde 1956 in Bridgewater/New Jersey, USA geboren. Er studierte an der Rhode Island School of Design und veröffentlichte 1979 sein erstes Buch. Für 'Tuesday', sein viertes Bilderbuch, erhielt er die amerikanische Caldecott Medal. David Wiesner lebt mit seiner Familie in Milwaukee/Wisconsin.