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Wacky Wednesday

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  7,040 ratings  ·  234 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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This picture book is all about the out of the ordinary, wacky situations and pandemonium! A young boy wakes up one Wednesday morning to find that everything that is his house, his school and his community is out of place. It is only when he bumps into a patrolman that he realises he needs to find twenty more items before things go back to normal. The colourful pictures, the rhyme and the idea of looking for wacky items excite children to observe and join in. It can also be read by a non-reading ...more
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
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
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
Sep 19, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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
Teddie Trombley
This rhyming book is about a girl who wakes up on Wednesday and the first thing she sees is a shoe on the wall. She is so confused by that shoe on the wall and doesn’t understand why there is a shoe on the wall. From that very moment when she saw that shoe on the wall she instantly knew that today is going to be a crazy day but she didn’t actually know how much of a crazy day it would actually be. To her surprise it turns out to be an even crazier day then she thought. This is a great book to re ...more
Samantha Mckay
Wacky Wednesday was a book I read over and over again as a child. It is about a little kid who wakes up one morning and everything is wacky. Not only are weird things happening, but also no one else sees it. There are shoes on ceiling and fish on land, and just everything seems to be the opposite of what it should be. This is a short children’s book and could be read by any elementary aged students by themselves. This is a very interactive book, because on each page is a different number of thin ...more
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
The edition we have only lists Theo. LeSieg as author. The Dr. Seuss editions are newer.
May 04, 2015 Cathy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: emma
My 4-year-old loved this book! She loved looking for the wacky things on every page, and she giggled through the whole thing.
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!
"It all began with that shoe on the wall..." :) This was a favorite early childhood book of mine. It's pretty zany, as you'd probably expect. It's about a day where all kinds of outrageous things appear and the child is encouraged to point out the things that are amiss on each page. It has some euphemisms I'd prefer not be included (I'd omit or change) and maybe some other little things that aren't my preference, but overall it's a fun book and my own children now enjoy reading it at their grand ...more
A.C. Bauch
This was one of my all-time favorite childhood books. It was one of a handful I repeatedly got from the library (The Cat's Quizzer was another). I was prepared to be disappointed in reading it as an adult, but I think the book's actually better than I remember. As a child, I loved trying to find the "wacky" things, and I still enjoyed the challenge as an adult (a fondness that also makes sense when juxtaposed with my love of hidden object games). I can't wait until my son's old enough to play al ...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
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
May 10, 2012 Fjóla rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
Bojan Tunguz
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
Makenzie Sliva
Wacky Wednesday is a hilarious children's book that tells the story of a young girl who experiences many odd things throughout her day. I thought this book was fun and humorous. As a student studying to become an Elementary teacher, I created project for one of my classes using this book. We were asked to teach a mini lesson with a book. With this book, we taught a lesson on poetry and the different forms that the students could use to create their own poems. We had the students point out the di ...more
Austin Wright
My friend Kevin is reading a list of best children's books. I am following suite in order to discuss the books with him. By default, I give the books four-stars because they're good at what they're intended to do, which is to keep the attention of children and introduce them to literature.

ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!! Possibly the inspiration for the Where's Wally series?
I would use this book to inspire my students before we started a unit on creative writing. I like this book. If I were with a small group, I would allow them to point of each wacky thing.

Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 1.3
Lexile Measure: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
Comedy and Humor
My son loves this book. I had never read or even heard of it before last week! It's not my favorite Dr. Seuss book, but as long as my son loves it, I will read it. The story isn't written in his usual tongue twisters, which is good, but the story has a nice rhyme to it and or course, what would wacky Wednesday be without wacky pictures!
All is well. This too, will pass. All you need is a good sleep and waking up to a better condition. I like thisssss <3

I like how it's easy to read for children, they can play "whats wrong with this picture" and find something odd. And yet, it's also meaningful for us adults. Any weirdness will pass! :D
Marissa Pezzullo
I thought that this book was wacky. The illustrations showed wacky pictures for the children to point out such as a palm tree in the toilet. This could be a funny book to help the children have a laugh before you started a lesson after recess. I enjoyed it as well because it was by Dr. Seuss.
Brent Rogers
This book is very creative and has many vibrant, bright, colorful pictures. Rhyming is a major theme throughout the book. I read this book to a kindergarten class and they all got a "kick" out of it. It is a very easy read for adults and many children, and you will have the attention of many children with the funny pictures. There's no more than two sentences per page, which is nice to hold the audience's attention.
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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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