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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Sandpiper (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:wordless book, picture book, young child, imagination, magic, animals

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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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I believe that this fits very well into the category of picture book because it is only pictures, there are no words.
  KatieScudellari | Sep 8, 2016 |
Tuesday is a wordless picture book about strange animals flying through the air to a house on a Tuesday. I love the different animals they use like pig and frogs instead of the commonly used animals like dogs and cats.
  AndreaSandbach | Sep 8, 2016 |
Tuesday is a wordless picture book that depicts various strange events that happen at different times on Tuesday.
Hilarious and great picture book for kids. The pictures in the book tell the story. ( )
  sehuff | Sep 7, 2016 |
This nearly wordless picture book is beautifully illustrated and let's the reader's imagination soar. Winner of a Caldecott medal, the story is one of flying frogs and their adventures one Tuesday night. They fly past a turtle and birds, through houses and by open windows. They get chased by a dog and chase him back. They have a grand time until sunrise when they go back to their boring lily pads in the pond. The reader sees the police investigating the strange occurrence of lily pads in the road and even witness accounts. Kids and adults will be delighted to see that the next Tuesday, another animal takes to the sky! ( )
  bfsnook | Jul 27, 2016 |
This story relies heavily on the illustration as the narration throughout its pages. It's Tuesday evening at a certain time and all of the frogs come out to play. The frogs then go on various adventures through the artwork of the story's pages and conclude the following Tuesday with pigs taking over where the frogs left off.

The artwork in this book is captivating and evokes multiple emotional responses. I read through it three different times and could easily picture new meanings for each page illustrated each time.

This is a wonderful book to energize a classroom's imagination. A great activity would be for children to make up the text that should accompany the pictures and each student could then present their story. Another great activity would be to give children frog cut outs and have them decide what activities their frogs would be doing on their Thursday night out. ( )
  erinowens217 | Jul 6, 2016 |
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Tuesday evening, around eight.
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This nearly wordless story is told through detailed, colorful, and imaginative illustrations. It is the story of the flight of frogs from the swamp through the town on their lilly pads during the night. Sometimes the illustrations take up two full pages, and sometimes they're cut into frames. For example, the first page has three frames of roughly the same picture. However, as you examine them, you see that, from top to bottom, each picture brings you closer to the main object: the turtle standing on a log. Most of the illustrations are done in cool colors to give the feeling of night. This feeling is sharply contrasted by the scene in the kitchen which is very white and bright, giving the impression of being very well-lit. The illustrations are truly all that was needed to tell the story. I think that words would have been a distraction. The flying frogs have no reason to talk, and no human actually sees them. However, as I was "reading" the story, I could hear chirruping crickets and buzzing mosquitoes in the first page as the turtle waits for what he is about to see, and I could hear Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throughout the frogs' flight.
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"Tuesday evening, around eight"--a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Clearly satisfied and comfortable, the floating frogs are as serene as little green buddhas. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town. These frogs know how to have fun--startling the occasional bird, waving webbed feet at late-night snack-eaters, and even changing the channels on a sleeping granny's television. As day breaks, the frogs lose their lily pads, head back to the pond, and wait impatiently for their next scheduled departure.

Tuesday won the 1992 Caldecott Medal and, among other honors, was named as an ALA Notable Children's Book. The critical acclaim will come as no surprise to anyone who opens the pages of this beautiful and humorous book. With hardly any words (except those noting the time), David Wiesner creates a wondrous romp as silent as the middle of the night. Using the rich purples, blues, and greens of late evening, Wiesner draws readers into the warm, incandescent world of frog flight. "Read" this wordless wonder to children and savor it for yourself as well. Chances are, you and the youngsters will both find yourselves poised at the window, hoping to catch a few airborne frogs in the act. (Ages 4 and older)

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Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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