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Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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

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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)

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This Tuesday is not like any other Tuesday. In this wordless picture book, that happens to revolve around mysterious frogs flying on lily pads the readers imagination is awoken. Eventually they make their way back home and normalcy is restored. This book can be used with any type of content and at any age. Younger students may find this book more appealing. ( )
  AshlynWilliams | Feb 20, 2017 |
Although there are few words, David Wiesner tells an unbelievable story in Tuesday. On a Tuesday, somewhere in the United States, something amazing happens. Frogs fly! They travel throughout the town causing mischief and entertaining themselves and watching them do so is just as entertaining. I think (ironically) that that there are no words to actually describe detailed and fantastic each page is to view. The story and the frogs are constantly moving and interacting with things around them instead of just a plain background. I think a child would love to guess what will happen next while reading this book. I would love an explanation for why the frogs can fly but I don't think a kid would require an explanation and it accept it as fact. ( )
  ilonon | Feb 8, 2017 |
This wordless picture book is a humorous tale of frogs who go flying through the town on their lilypads one Tuesday night, to the stunned amazement of the other animals, and the confusion of the townspeople the next day. It is important to pay attention to the pictures and details to understand what is going on. The expressions on the faces of the frogs and other animals are sure to have young children laughing. This book could be used for a unit on teaching kids the inference skill and to teach them how to look for important details. Would also be a great inspiration for a creative writing activity. ( )
  JessicaGammie | Feb 3, 2017 |
This is a unique book about what happens on a Tuesday. You have to pay close attention to the illustrations to understand what is happening. It is a great book to read aloud for second and third graders because it keeps them engage and has them guessing on what happened next. This book can be used as an example of what happens when you use your imagination. Students could also write their own version of Tuesday, this is great for practicing creative writing. ( )
  Sthefania | Jan 31, 2017 |
Summary of Book: This is a wordless picture book about frogs that fly on lily pads at night. The other animals seeing this look completely shocked with humorous expressions. As the sun comes up, the lily pads seem to lose their power, falling from the sky and the frogs return to their ponds. The following Tuesday, at night another animal, the pig starts to fly.

Personal Reaction to the Book: I think it’s one of those books that opens up a child’s imagination and leaves much to discovery. It could be used for either ELL, ESL students or young children learning to read to order to get them thinking about how pictures can tell a story without necessarily needing words. In this sense, it can create a story that is conducive to a child’s learning and understanding how pictures can play a role in books.

Extension Ideas:
1.Have children come up with a list of different living things that don’t fly that could possibly fly at night with their imagination and then draw their own picture story about it for re-telling and sharing with the class.
2.For a science lesson, kids could learn about the difference between frogs and toads and how lily pads work in ponds. ( )
  sean_s | Jan 29, 2017 |
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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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