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Wacky Wednesday

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  8,216 Ratings  ·  278 Reviews
Read and count along with Dr. Seuss and George Booth’s classic Beginner Book full of errors. This is no ordinary day! There’s a shoe on the ceiling and bananas in the apple tree, and it only gets wackier. From a hole in the kitchen table to a green sun in the sky, young readers will love finding each silly mistake. Illustrated by renowned New Yorker cartoonist George Booth ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 12th 1974 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Brooke Wagner
Wacky Wednesday is an "I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Book". It looks like a Dr. Suess book but is actually a book for beginner readers by Theo. LeSieg and Illustrated by George Booth that won a Dr. Seuss award. The story is of a little boy who is having a "wacky Wednesday" and everywhere he goes has something wrong.

This book is not only for the purpose of improving a child's reading skills it is also an activity book. Each page has hidden objects that are "wacky". This keeps children inte
Feb 13, 2016 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-cass
I thought this was gonna be one of Dr. Seuss's short books, one that might be a bit dull. The rhyming is basic and the story is short but it was really good fun, a sort of play on a spot-the-difference puzzle. You look at the page and have to find all the odd things, teachers in roll skates, somebody walking a crocodile or chimneys in trees. It took us a while but we managed to find them all, a good puzzle book to do with your kids.
Hannah Paster
From my own memories reading literature as a child, without a shadow of a doubt, "Wacky Wednesday" was in my main library; out of all of Seuss' classics even over "Cat In The Hat", it was this (published under Theo. LeSiege) "I Spy"-almost style book, the tale of a blonde haired boy counting all of the "wacky" and unexplainable things he could find to appear a Wednesday, that captured my attention. Almost too like an alphabet book, "Wacky Wednesday" propels it's readers along and educates them i ...more
Tracy Poff
It all began with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on a wall . . . ? Shouldn't be there at all!

Then I looked up. And I said, "Oh, MAN!"

And that's how Wacky Wednesday began.

Dr. Seuss both wrote and illustrated his most famous works, but he did create a few books illustrated by others, usually using a pseudonym. He wrote Wacky Wednesday under the name Theo. LeSieg--his own name, Theodore Geisel, turned around. It was illustrated by George Booth.

Wacky Wednesday tells of one Wednesday when everything
David Sarkies
Jul 09, 2015 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: childrens
An ode to a really strange day
12 February 2012

This is probably my favourite Dr Seuss book, having I read it many a time when I was a kid. I guess the reason for that was because it was one of those books that you didn't just read, but actively participated in it as well. On every page there were things out of the ordinary, and you, the reader, were to try and find as many of these 'Wacky' things as possible. I must also admit that I have not read it in a while, and I suspect that with my rather
Aug 22, 2014 Bridget rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We've all had them. Those days that just seem to be crazy and wacky. Those days that you just want to go get back in bed and not get back up again until the next day.

Well, this little children's book puts a funny little twist to those days. It makes learning to count fun and funny! Some of the people around him make him feel like he is the crazy one, then he comes across someone who helps him out and let's him know he isn't quite as crazy as people try to make him out to be.

Oh such is Life! Som
Another childhood favorite! These illustrations fascinated me as a kid, and they still do!

This book is a "what's wrong with this picture" story, where each page showcases a number of things that are wrong (chairs with missing legs, strollers with feet instead of wheels). And the reader has to find them all.

The rhymes are fun and the pictures a hoot! I would love it if there were an answer key in the back, but sadly there's not. Still, this made a huge impression on me as a kid, and looking back
I saved this one to read on a Wednesday and found it a lot of fun to pick out the wacky things on each page. My favourites were the many weird and wacky things you can do to a pram and its baby occupants.
Sarah Sammis
Apr 19, 2014 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pc, read-in-2013
The edition we have only lists Theo. LeSieg as author. The Dr. Seuss editions are newer.
May 04, 2015 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 4-year-old loved this book! She loved looking for the wacky things on every page, and she giggled through the whole thing.
Dec 11, 2007 Eric rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
Surrealism for Beginners. My babysitters must have become so sick of reading this with me.
Mohammed Al-Garawi
Morale of the story: Kids, don't smoke weed!
Nov 07, 2016 Meags rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

This was one of my favourite picture books when I was a beginner reader.

In classic Dr. Seuss style this story is simplistic and fun, with illustrations that work directly alongside the story, requiring the reader to spot all the wacky things wrong in each picture.

It all began with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on a wall....? Shouldn't be there at all."
Kids love this book because they can look for all the wacky mistakes on the pages. I find it a bit annoying when you have to look for 20 mistakes on one page- very difficult to keep track of them all!
a fun little book for children, to encourage both their reading and also skills in looking for differences.
Each of the pages has something that is wacky on and its fun to find out what they are.
Dec 31, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James McIntosh
Jan 12, 2017 James McIntosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Families
I loved this book as a kid! It is highly goofy, creative, and fun. Even the "Beginner Books" logo on the front cover is wacky out of place.

As the book goes on, the number of things gone wacky increases, so it is a lot of fun searching to find them all. Some are pretty obvious, and some are subtle, clever, and very funny. There is a rhyming story along with that (hey, it is Theo. LeSieg, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, after all), and altogether it all makes for a fun, hands-on experience that you may go back
Bethany Lovhaug
Fun book for kids to read. They read the text and then look at the pictures to find the wacky things.
Lorelei Ponto
Oct 30, 2015 Lorelei Ponto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal response- I honestly love this book. I used to read it a lot when I was younger. I especially like how the book incorporates the pictures so much, it makes it more fun to read. I enjoy how when I read this book to younger children you can help them find what is wrong with the pictures. The reader can go on finding more and more that is wrong with everywhere she goes. I read it to my cousin, Noah, who just turned five. Noah very much liked this book and had fun finding what was wrong in ...more
Paige Green
A classic in the Dr. Seuss collection is entitled Wacky Wednesday, written by Theo. LeSieg and illustrated by George Booth. The story is about a child who wakes up and notices odd things going on. As the child gets ready for school, different rooms in the house have misplaced items and bizarre factors. The day progresses and the child heads off to school. More and more things are wacky and when the child asks a friend if they notice it too and they do not. At school, the child gets kicked out of ...more
Sep 20, 2016 Shahrun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this doesn't quite have the usual zany energy and amazing art work of a Dr Seuss book, I found it very entertaining. Nearly every page the reader has to spot the deliberate 'wacky' mistakes. I was very surprised that I found it quite a challenge!
Brandy Reed
"Wacky Wednesday" by Theo Lesieg, is an entertaining children's book that tells the adventures of a young girl throughout her day. She wakes up on this one Wednesday morning only to find that many "wacky" things have been going on. There are clothing items misplaced, her pets are acting strange, and when she goes outside nobody seems to notice all of the weird things that are going on besides her. She tries to tell her neighbors and even the kids before the school bell rings. After trying to con ...more
Apr 27, 2016 Woods rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: etec545-class-2
Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg). Wacky Wednesday. (1974)
Written for children 3-7 years old. This is essentially a "what's wrong with this picture" kind of book. Dr. Seuss writes this one without the made-up, funky-sounding words. But there is a still a rhyme to each page. It may also serve as a good beginning reader book as the words are simple and there are only a few lines per page. The story begins with shoe stuck on the wall over a little girl's bed, with the story rhyming "it all began
May 10, 2012 Fjóla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4 - 8 year olds, I spy fans, young readers
This is not one of my favorite Dr. Seuss (or Theo LeSieg) books, but my son (3 1/2) enjoyed it immensely. It's a bit different from the other Dr. Seuss books too, and the wittiness here lies not in the text but in the illustrations that come with it. Already on the first page, something is wrong with the picture. And at each turn of page, you will see more and more "wacky" things. It gets a bit repetitive, shoes turn up in the strangest places, there are "wacky" animals all over the place, heads ...more
Sep 16, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my very favourite books from Childhood. Very fun.
Jan Carlo Evangelista
I have so many good feels for this book because it brings back childhood memories. I'm pretty sure that this is the very first book I ever picked up to read. I was in kindergarten, and I remember having such a hard time reading it because I had only begun to learn how to read at that point, and I was more interested in the pictures than the text. Eventually, I had a pretty good enough understanding of the story after I got to the last page, even with a lot of difficulty on my part. I'm giving it ...more
Brianna Jones
Genre: Picture book

Reading Level:early, ages 5-8

Topics and Themes:This book is full of strange things occuring. It encourages kids to count the number of "wacky" things on each page which is excellent for children learning to count. Also some of the mistakes are spelling errors which are good for kids to nitice also.

Curricular Use: Good for a read aloud or to encourage reluctant readers. It is good for reluctant readers because it encourages interaction with the text.

Social: The child deals with
Shanna Gonzalez
Oct 05, 2011 Shanna Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-04-08
Dr. Seuss has published a number of early reader books under the pseudonym Theo LeSieg, illustrated by other artists. None of the LeSieg books qualify as classics, but they do make for enjoyable reading practice. In this one, a young boy wakes up in the morning and notices that there is a shoe stuck to his wall. On the following page, a second shoe is attached to his ceiling. In each additional page, there is one more out-of-place item, bringing great consternation to the young protagonist, unti ...more
Bojan Tunguz
Jun 04, 2013 Bojan Tunguz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Seuss’ books and characters for a long time. I did not grow up with these books (I did not grow up in an English speaking country), but ever since I was exposed to them I embraced with enthusiasm his zany and, yes, wacky sense of humor and appreciation for playful oddities. Now that I am a parent I have been buying his book with relish and enthusiasm, and exposing our little boy to them from the earliest age.

“Wacky Wednesday” is perhaps one of Dr. Seuss’ most “challeng
Catherine Johnson
I just love this book. I can't believe I've only just discovered it but there you go. My son cracks up at every page. Yes the cute words they can read themselves are funny and great for getting your children involved, but it is the illustrations that really make this book shine. One thing that really stod out for me was the fact that the funniest things about the book are not remotely mentioned in the text.

So here's a little exercise you could do if you like. Type out the text and see for yourse
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto ...more
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