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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  18,614 ratings  ·  1,270 reviews
The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. A Caldecott Medal book.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 22nd 1991 by Clarion Books (first published 1991)
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Ronyell
“Tuesday” is a Caldecott Award winning book from the creative mind of David Wiesner and is about how some seemingly ordinary frogs from a pond go on a magical adventure throughout the city. David Wiesner’s story of a magic along with his beautiful illustrations makes “Tuesday” a mesmerizing book for children.

David Wiesner has done it again with creating a wordless book that tells its story through his illustrations. David Wiesner’s story is interesting as the only words that he uses in this boo
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Laima
There are no words in this picture book; only gorgeous whimsical illustrations of ... flying frogs!!
It is no wonder that this book is a Caldecott Medal winner. This is another outstanding children's book by the incredibly talented David Wiesner. I want to read all of his work!!
Daniel
Title: Tuesday
Author: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Books, 32 pp, 1991
Format: Picture Book (wordless story)
Intended Audience: Children, ages 4 to 8
Description:
Tuesday is a wordless picture book that vividly depicts strange events that happened at various times of the day on Tuesday.
Personal Review:
For a picture book that has relatively few or no words at all, the illustrations are the only thing that drives the story. Tuesday has illustrations that are lively and vivid. With nothing really
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Lara's
Oct 20, 2008 Lara's rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents and children 4yrs and up.
Shelves: picture-books
Synopsis : The events recorded here are verified by an undisclosed source to have happened somewhere, U.S.A.. on Tuesday. All those in doubt are reminded that there is always another Tuesday.
Review : This is a book that truly illustrates how a pictures can be worth a thousand words. The beauty of these illustrations, paired with the fun and humor of frogs flying through the night on magical lily pads is just a gift from Mr. Weisner that everyone who is lucky enough to pick up this book will un
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Lisa Vegan
I guess I’m pretty much alone here: The artwork, as usual, is wonderful, but I found this story slightly creepy. Am I missing something special that I simply didn’t get? I wonder.

I adored Flotsam and I really enjoyed Free Fall, but this one didn’t wow me. However, I’ll happily read all his current and any future books because I do think he’s really talented and I predict that I’ll enjoy most of his books.
Kathryn
We read this sometime last year and enjoyed it but did not fall in love with it. Really, we had sort of forgotten about it, which turned out to be quite wonderful, as I would probably not have picked up Flotsam otherwise. Tuesday is odd, certainly a compliment, but my kids did not warm to it as much as I had hoped for a wordless picture book full of original and interesting pictures.
Johanna Perez
I found Tuesday by David Wiesner to be a unique book. The illustrations are extremely fascinating. Fogs floating on lily pads and pigs flying are enough to get one's attention. But what pulled me in was the color choice for the illustration. The cool greens and blues and purple tones gave the books a sense of magic, enough to get anyone’s creativity running, and then there was the true to life images. A man sitting at a kitchen table and police investigating, these scenes with realistic colors, ...more
Qt
Strange and surreal, with a little humor and a bit of eerieness as well--quite intriguing!
Katie Carson
One of my favorite parts about this book is the interaction between the frogs and the other animals. A few pages in, we see the contrast of the birds sitting stationary on the telephone wires, while the frogs fly about on their lilypads. At the far right of the page, we see a frog excitedly chasing a bird, who looks very frightened by the frog clapping his hands behind him.
At the old lady's house, we can see a white cat timidly peering our from behind a door and the frogs who have taken over th
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L12_luisespinoza Espinoza
This Caldecott Medal winning book by David Wiesner is yet another example of his creative, beautifully illustrated picture books. This book has managed to tell a story without words through highly imaginative illustrations.

Every Tuesday evening around eight o'clock, something magical happens. This Tuesday evening, frogs from a pond start to fly on their lily pads throughout the city. The illustrations show the frogs flying over houses, into houses (where they play around with a TV remote control
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Stephanie
Our local library has, in the kids' section, several shelves that are devoted to Caldecott and Newberry award winners, which makes it easy to choose books for my daughter. I chose Tuesday, by David Wiesner, because it is a Caldecott winner and because it had been recommended to me by some people in a choral group I used to sing with. I was really underwhelmed.

The book has beautiful, incredibly vivid pictures, but what bothers me about the book is that there is no story -- no plot. And when I sa
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Ch_hayley Medsker
Tuesday by David Wiesner is for an imaginative audience. The journey begins on Tuesday evening at 8pm, where a few frogs begin to take flight upon their lily pads. The adventurous group of frogs grows in number as they travel through yards, surprising unexpecting dogs, past windows, confusing late night eaters, and through homes, sailing past clueless and asleep citizens. The exhilirating thrill ride ends at day break, when the frogs are back in their respective ponds, leaving little clues behin ...more
Wendy Williams
I knew I had to buy this book when I previewed a page containing a happy frog flying nearly upside down on a lily pad. It was just too much fun to pass up.

A nearly wordless picturebook, Tuesday is charming and funny, detailing the craziness that frogs just might get up to on a Tuesday night. Hovering on their magical lily pads, they peer into a kitchen window at a man having a snack, sneak into a woman's house and watch her TV while she is sleeping, and chase a dog named Rusty after he pursued
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Tatiana
Jun 20, 2012 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 1st-3rd grade
Forget pigs! Have you ever wondered what would happen when frogs fly? Tuesday answers that question—sort of.

Wordless picture books, or nearly wordless as the case is for David Wiesner’s well-known Caldecott Medal winner, leave a lot to speculation. Why, on a Tuesday night, are frogs able to fly around town on their lily pads, dropping in on unsuspecting, bleary-eyed humans and perturbed canines? There are dozens of explanations, none of which are confirmed, which is the magic of the tale. It is
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Sarah Sammis
When I started reading David Wiesner's books the one title universally recommended was Tuesday. I have finally taken that advice to heart and read the book.

David Wiesner specializes in wordless picture books. In this one, the only word used (and it's used sparingly) is Tuesday as a reminder that all the events are taking place on a Tuesday night.

Those events involve frogs flying through the town and countryside on lily pads. The illustrations are Wiesner's usual wonderful surrealism. The pallet
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Lizzy Abhold
This book is very different, mostly because it has hardly any words. It very much leaves the book up to the reader and how they would want to perceive it. I think it's a perfect children's book because children are known to have the biggest imagination and that's really what this book is all about. I love the way the author starts by starting the book with a short blurb about what is going on and then ends the book with a sentence that kind of ties the book together. I'd recommend this to anyone ...more
Jenna Farhat
This book is very very interesting and funny
Snorkle
How can you not love a book that has frogs floating through the air on lilypads? I found this book delightfully comical. I loved the expressions on the frog's faces as they soared around the neighborhood, through people's houses and such. You did not need words for this book at all, your mind simply filled in the blanks with all sorts of interesting tidbits. I would highly recommend this book, I loved it.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2008...
Matthew Hunter
1992 Caldecott winner. A surrealist's dream! Frogs and pigs made to fly through a cause that remains uncertain.

At around 8 pm on a Tuesday, frogs levitate and ride lilly pads like magic carpets, some with slight smiles on their faces. At 11:21 pm, one frog waves through a window at a man startled from eating his sandwich. At 4:38 am, a dog chases a single flying frog into a multitude of other flying frogs. Then, it's over. Frogs and lilly pads come crashing back to earth. Frogs scamper to the ne
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Jessica Schuerman
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I wasn't expecting this book to be a wordless book, but I'm glad it is because I don't know what words would describe what was happening. Since I don't know what was really happening, I just got to go with what i thought was happening. I got that there was floating frogs on a Tuesday night. These frogs would just go into homes like nothing was wrong. They even went up next to a dog, and that dog ran with them. Then the day came and all the frogs went back to land, but they
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Hannah
For a picture book that has relatively few or no words at all, the illustrations are the only thing that drives the story. Tuesday has illustrations that are AMAZING. With nothing really guiding the story, it is entirely up to the reader to be creative and think about why some of the strange events are happening. It really gives the reader an opportunity to use their imagination! The illustrations show a group of frogs that seem to be flying on Lillie pads at night across a neighborhood at night ...more
Will
Tuesday is a wonderfully whimsical adventure with flying frogs (or lily pads) on a not-so-average Tuesday night. This wordless book manages to weave a delightful little tale using just David Wiesner's Art, and his wonderful ability to capture the emotions of a frog. The personal connection for me here is that I love frogs and toads. One of my favorite things to do, as a kid, was to catch the toads and frogs that were in my neighborhood as it was developing and down by the little creek nearby.

Tex
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Allison Kasik
Text to text: My absolute favorite part of this book is the last page consisting of pigs. Since I grew up on a farm I appreciate it when authors display farm animals, as I feel farming (as a whole) is sometimes forgotten about. This book brings me back to the day helping my day chase pigs on our farm. I was helping my Dad gather up some of our pigs to take to the salebarn. One pig was being stubborn and didn't want to go into the barn. It decided to try to get past me and succeeded. The pig went ...more
Maddi Hurrle
David Wiesner’s 1992 Caldecott Award winning picture book, Tuesday,
tells the story of a series of supernatural events that occurred one Tuesday evening through a series of wordless images. The improbable events begin one Tuesday night at 8:00pm, under a full moon, as frogs in a pond begin to levitate upon their lily pads. Shocked by this supernatural occurrence a local turtle observes the pond frogs take flight into the sky, almost as if their lily pads were exchanged for magic carpets in the mi
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Zoe
I would give Tuesday 4/5 stars. I think it is a great representation of a picture storybook because there are so many pictures with so few words, and that is the whole concept of that genre of book. I think the preschool age would enjoy this book because the illustrations are humorous. The frogs floating through the town on lily pads, watching TV, floating through laundry that is hanging out to dry, and appearing to charge with a dog (representing a horse) is funny, but I also feel like there co ...more
Natasha
I found this book to have well-drawn illustrations and that they were able to tell the story and did not need words to explain what was going on. Tuesday nights are when animals are able to fly and do whatever they want for the night. The frogs were able to fly on their lily pads and have fun for a night while the whole world was sleeping. I enjoyed going through this book and seeing what all the author imagined the frogs doing, from riding a dog and chasing it to watching television while and e ...more
Megan Mercurio
Tuesday by David Wiesner was filled with many cute illustrations of frogs. If your child loves frogs, this is a book that they would enjoy! However, for me personally, I liked this book, but I did not love it. The story is appropriate for preschool children because the storyline is very simple and is the pages are filled with many fun illustrations of frogs doing silly things, such as flying through the night and chasing a dog. This is a good example of a picture storybook because it is a book t ...more
Cassandra Collins
Tuesday by David Wiesner is about how on a Tuesday night, frogs gain the ability to fly. The frogs are excited by this opportunity and take it as a choice to explore the world around them. The reader follows the frogs as they journey through the town. They fly passed houses, watch TV with a sleeping woman and run into a dog. When morning comes the frogs go back to their pond. Next Tuesday pigs get the chance to fly.

Tuesday is a wordless picture book, so it relies heavily on its pictures. Each p
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Paola
"Tuesday" by David Weisner is a funny story that kids and adults can enjoy. The story begins with a turtle, staring up at the horizon watching something strange happening to the frogs on the pond, at least to one of them but I will let you discover that by yourselves. As the story develops humans have a chance to interact in the book. Later, as the frogs move, they leave a trace of their trip causing disturbances to a variety of characters. By the end of this abnormal night the frogs go back to ...more
Sierra Gonzales
Tuesday is one of the funniest selections I have ever picked up. I have never been so overwhelmed and breathless from a book, especially by laughter! Tuesday written by David Wiesner, who also is the amazing writer and illustrator of a new rendition of The Three Pigs , made this one of my new favorites. This book is wordless and colorful and a clever idea of what happens every Tuesday night to regular everyday animals.

This story was very original because:
~ the characters were so unique; it mak
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During David Wiesner's formative years, the last images he saw before closing his eyes at night were the books, rockets, elephant heads, clocks, and magnifying glasses that decorated the wallpaper of his room. Perhaps it was this decor which awakened his creativity and gave it the dreamlike, imaginative quality so often found in his work.

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