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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), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Tags:book, picturebook, fiction

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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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This book could be used for students around 2nd or 3rd grade to use their imagination. They could use this book to start a writing prompt of what they think will happen next. In the book, the frogs all begin to fly on a Tuesday night and the next morning the people are trying to find out why their are lily pads all over the ground. The next Tuesday the pigs begin to fly. ( )
  hannahcole | Apr 27, 2017 |
This is great book for children to use there imagination. Frogs are flying through the air on lilly pads and making their way back home. The book ends with pigs flying through the air. This is a great book for 1st grade. I feel this book can let children see the story through the illustrations. ( )
  dsw021 | Apr 25, 2017 |
This book is fun for students to help ignite imagination with the aide of the illustrations. The story illustrates frogs flying through a town and people trying to figure out where they came from. ( )
  MadelynMaxwell | Apr 11, 2017 |
Summary- This was a picture only book that was about frogs flying and then watching tv and then flying back to their pond. The book then ends with pigs starting to fly.
Genre- This book was a fantasy book because frogs cannot actually fly so it is not real.
Age- 3-4
Media- water color illustrations
  crystal.krahmer | Mar 9, 2017 |
I enjoyed reading this mostly wordless picture book. I liked this book for a couple of simple reasons, as it is a relatively simple book. The first thing I enjoyed were the incredibly detailed illustrations. The illustrations are vital as they tell the story as it shows the book move from nigh time and fantasy to day time with less "magic" (lilly pads are withered). This goes hand in hand with me enjoying the plot, The book leads the readers to think that frogs are roaming the nights on lily pads. As we know this isnt real, it shows it as all fantasy by the end of the book. The moral of this book is that it is ok to sometimes cause a bit of mischief. ( )
  mbalte1 | Mar 1, 2017 |
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For Tom Sgouros
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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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