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Tuesday

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,779 Ratings  ·  1,364 Reviews
The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. "Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 18th 1997 by Turtleback Books (first published 1991)
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Ronyell
Mar 23, 2013 Ronyell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children ages 3 and up
“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
Oct 19, 2008 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 it was amazing  ·  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
Mar 27, 2011 Kathryn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-my-boys
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
Jun 01, 2015 Johanna Perez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 22, 2012 Wendy Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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SaraLaLa
Jan 23, 2016 SaraLaLa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Although this book got a Caldecott award, I didn't find myself getting all that excited about it. I guess I just found it to be too odd of a story, not having an explanation for how/why the frogs could suddenly fly. I was, however, amused with the ending.

I will not be taking this book out of the library again, and I will definitely NOT be buying it.
Tatiana
Jun 20, 2012 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 15, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 06, 2015 Jenna Farhat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is very very interesting and funny
Laura
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...
Melissa
Feb 04, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tuesday, by David Wiesner, is an amazing picture book. This book has no words in it except for that fact that every few pages the author tells the reader what time it is. This is a very colorful book with pictures that span across the page. The story shows how the frogs in the middle of the night on Tuesday started to fly on their lily pads and flew through the town. This books lets children open up their imagination and look deeply into the meaning of illustrations.
In this book there were a lot
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Megan Cranley
Feb 02, 2016 Megan Cranley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tuesday is a very interesting children's book that involves few words. The book begins with a a few words telling the reader it is Tuesday night, and then goes on to show pictures of frogs flying on lily pads. The lighting is dark blue, showing the reader it is clearly night time. The book continues to show the frogs flying on through the town, flying so high they scare even the birds. The frogs have happy smiles on their faces, and pass by a confused man's window as 11:21 p.m. Next, the frogs f ...more
Marissa Lazar
I absolutely adore wordless books, and Tuesday by David Wiesner does not disappoint! Wordless books allow students to put their imagination to the test. In this book, Wiesner depicts a "normal" Tuesday night through the eyes of a frogs floating on water lilies around their town. The next morning the frogs go back to their normal routine of sitting in the pond while people gather around police vehicles as a man examines the water lilies that were left in the road. The book ends with the following ...more
Daniel Markowski
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Brieanna Olsen
A Tuesday evening, in a pond, around eight, frogs get flown around on lily pads. They fly through the sky, around the crows, and to houses. They find a house and fly down the chimney to watch T.V. as the old woman is sleeping in her chair. When they go back outside and are chased by a dog. As morning comes, their lily pads aren’t magical anymore. They hop back to their pond, leaving the pads, which makes people wonder what had happened. When the next Tuesday comes around, at about eight o'clock, ...more
Andrew Upchurch
Dec 06, 2015 Andrew Upchurch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favorites, fiction
This was another Caldecott picture book winner with no words. This book opened up a world of imagination. The start of the book opens in a swap or pond with frogs flying overhead on lily pads. Hundreds of frogs fly into town and start playing with birds on the telephone wires. The frogs fly by a man eating a sandwich. They continue to fly over houses as some frogs watch TV and one uses its tongue to change the channel. The book ends with pig’s beginning to fly in the air. The illustrations were ...more
Hannah Harris
Title: Tuesday
Author: David Wiesner
Genre: Wordless picture book
Theme(s): Frogs
Opening line/sentence:
(none)
Brief Book Summary:
When parents and children alike turn in for the night, frogs of a nearby city come alive, flying off their resting lily pads to explore the city. Creeping into homes or walking town streets, the frogs cause quite chaos! However, no one but a neighborhood dog notices the nighttime disruption, as he is jolted awake from the flying breeze the frogs create. Just in time for mo
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Jason Brinley
Nov 09, 2015 Jason Brinley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Abigail Flanagan
Plot: Tuesday is a wordless picture book that you sort of make up on your own as you go. The only words that are used is to give the timeline of events. Otherwise, all you see are flying frogs on lily pads going through people's houses, through people's yards, chasing a dog, and finally ending in the water. Next we see police officers and news stations looking at the empty lily pads and wondering what happened. The next Tuesday night, pigs flew and it started all over again.

Literary Merit: This
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Lucy Hall
Title: Tuesday
Author: David Wiesner
Genre: Picture Book
Theme(s): Suspense, adventure, cliffhanger.
Opening line/sentence: (Tuesday evening, around eight.)
Brief Book Summary: (This book is a picture book with few words. The only words are the ones which tells us the time and day. The pictures show a lot of adventure happening with a bunch of frogs, a confused man, a curious dog, a sleeping grandma, and a mystery cops are trying to resolve. At the end of the book, the author shows that the story co
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Elizabeth Libera
Tuesday is a a children's wordless picture book and a Caldecott winner. At first, you can just see a little turtle sitting on his log in a pond. Suddenly, he looks up and sees a frog. But wait, this isn't any normal frog! This is a flying frog! How it is flying? It is on a lily pad. The picture zooms out and you can now see dozens of frogs hovering over the city. They all have lily pads and they all look like they are having a great time. One almost has an encounter with a dog, but before the do ...more
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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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