Goodreads synopsis – ‘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 or 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.

My thoughts – I really liked the illustrations in the book, they were colourful and told the story really well. This is a pure picture books, meaning that the only words are necessary, e.g. The title and author etc, but you make up the story yourself from the illustrations.

Classroom ideas – You could link the book to history because there’s pictures from the past, you could discuss the history of photography, or predict when the photos were taken and look at events that happened in that era. You could discuss the habitat of the sea and the animals and plants that live in the sea, and how they are adapted for the environment they live in. The children could continue the story, or you could stop reading part way through and they could predict what would happen next. Older children could write the story using the illustrations as a guide. You could do a class photo similar to the one in the book, where each child takes a photo of them holding the photo from the previous child.