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Tuesday by David Wiesner

kinsey304's review

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5.0

_Tuesday_, a Caldecott Medal winning book by David Wiesner is a fantastic picture book. I was confused when I first began reading this book because there was a significant lack of words; however, as I continued I soon realized that this story is told through illustrations. I love the creativity of this book. Frogs flying on lily pads is certainly something I never would have dreamed of.

I think this book is very appropriate for preschoolers because since there are so few words, the children know exactly what is going on without anyone having to tell them. They would also identify with the creativity of frogs and pigs flying because of their vast imaginations. I would use this book to show children how much illustrations can influence the reader's perception of the story. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to show children how influential their personal artwork may be.

The artwork is crucial to this book because it tells the entire story. I think the illustrations are very intense because they are telling the entire story. The colors used are almost all darker greens and blues, which I believe attribute to the mysterious mood. I mean it is pretty mysterious that frogs are flying all of a sudden. I think that younger children would particularly love this book because it is essentially all pictures; however, they may have difficulty following the order of events just by the pictures. I love how the book uses panels to show the order of events throughout the story. Some of the illustrations do run across the gutter in order to expand events and create a background for some of the panels that are telling the story. There are some illustrations that create a perspective in which it shows the reader that the frogs are not on lily pads in random places, but they are actually flying through the nighttime. The notable artistic style in this book is surrealism because flying frogs or pigs are certainly things that only appear in one's wildest dreams or imagination. I mainly see the medium in the frogs' bodies. Their bodies appear bumpy and rough to the touch in the illustration.

pandacat42's review

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weird

lauren_mccune's review

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5.0

I am absolutely transported by Mr. Wiesner's children's books, and love that he chooses a word-less narrative with which to share his tales. And that the story's often center on things that occur or are seen in the sky. "Tuesday" begins one Tuesday night in a pond when all of the frogs & their lily pads are lifted from the water and begin to fly through the night sky, closer & closer to the city...and for the rest? You'll have to take my word for it!

kimberlyjerger's review against another edition

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4.0

*4

1992 Caldecott Medal

sirhe's review

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4.0

Words are few, but the illustrations are powerful!

mallorykjorgensen's review

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4.0

Awards Won: Caldecott Medal (1992), Kentucky Bluegrass Award for K-3 (1993), Young Hoosier Book Award for K-3 (1993)



This book is filled with rich illustrations. It is a good story to read to students when discussing imagination.

winley's review

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relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

belgatherial's review

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4.0

Charming book about the magic of flying frogs. :)

hldillon's review

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4.0

What happens during the night? These brave frogs ride their lily pads all through the community.

a_manning11's review

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5.0

What a gem. A wordless picture book that could be placed with absurd tales; but it is just hilarious and darling. By the end of it, I was thinking: sure, for all I know this happened. I loved it.
The illustrations of the flying frogs and other curiosities are so much fun.

Caldecott Medal Winner 1992