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Tuesday (1991)

by David Wiesner

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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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Wordless picture book. This is a great book to get kids talking about what the heck is going on in the pictures nd explain what's happening. Do the animals decide each Tuesday who is going to float around town, or does it just happen randomly without warning? How can they tell? I'd love to have kids read this book then create their own captions for each page. It's so mentally stimulating.
  _kaley.s | Feb 8, 2023 |
This book is appropriate for kindergarten - third grade. It's about strange things that occur on Tuesday night, like frogs floating. I enjoyed looking through this book and seeing all of the great illustrations. I would put this in my classroom library and have a wordless book unit for my students to explore. ( )
  sophia_mulkey | Feb 8, 2023 |
This book would be good for all ages of children because it can be used for many different purposes. This book is about what frogs do at night when everyone has gone to bed and they go on an adventure. ( )
  Laura.Gregory | Feb 8, 2023 |
Tuesday is a good book for primary or early elementary grades. It is about an odd event that happens on a Tuesday in which toads are flying around the neighborhood. I would use this as a "read aloud" in which students then write a story about what happens.
  AbbeyNardella | Feb 6, 2023 |
I loved how this had no words and it is the first book I ever saw like this. It is great for kids confidence because they can tell the adult what they see.
  Erindignam03 | Dec 15, 2022 |
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Tuesday evening, around eight.
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ISBN 0395727677 is for June 29, 1999.
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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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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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