Tuesday [NOOK Book]

Overview

The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie.   A Caldecott Medal book.

Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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Overview

The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie.   A Caldecott Medal book.

Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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It's Tuesday night, and a large bullfrog suddenly wakes up to discover he and his lily pad are floating in the air! Soon the sky is filled with flying frogs, careening on their pads and having a whale of a time. At dawn, they all come crashing to the ground, and return to their now boring life at the pond. Whatever will next Tuesday bring? Wiesner uses his considerable artistic talents to weave humor and the surreal into this near wordless tale.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The nearly wordless Caldecott-winning book follows a squadron of frogs as they fly through the night on lilypads; PW called the visuals "stunning: slightly surrealistic, imbued with mood and mystery." Ages 5-8. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-- As the full moon rises over a peaceful marsh, so do frogs on their lily pads--levitating straight up into the air and sailing off, with surpris with some laundry, hovering briefly before a TV left on. A dog chases one lone low-coasting frog, but is summarily routed by a concerted amphibious armada. Suddenly the rays of the rising sun dispel the magic; the frogs fall to ed but gratified expressions. Fish stick their heads out of the water to watch; a turtle gapes goggle-eyed. The phalanx of froggies glides over houses in a sleeping village, interrupting the one witness's midnight snack, tanglingthe ground and hop back to their marsh, leaving police puzzling over the lily pads on Main Street. In the final pages, the sun sets on the following Tuesday--and the air fills with ascending pigs! Dominated by rich blues and greens, and fully exploiting its varied perspectives, this book treats its readers to the pleasures of airborne adventure. It may not be immortal, but kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off. --Patricia Dooley, University of Washington, Seattle
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"Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off." School Library Journal, Starred
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547860299
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 229,610
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

David Wiesner

David Wiesner's interest in visual storytelling dates back to high school days when he made silent movies and drew wordless comic books. Born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. While a student, he created a painting nine feet long, which he now recognizes as the genesis of Free Fall, his first book of his own authorship, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1989. David won his first Caldecott Medal in 1992 for Tuesday, and he has gone on to win twice more: in 2002 for The Three Pigs and in 2007 for Flotsam. He is only the second person in the award’s history to win the Caldecott Medal three times. David and his wife, Kim Kahng, and their two children live near Philadelphia, where he devotes full time to illustration and she pursues her career as a surgeon.

Biography

David Wiesner's interest in visual storytelling dates back to high school days when he made silent movies and drew wordless comic books. Born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. While a student, he created a painting nine feet long, which he now recognizes as the genesis of Free Fall, his first book of his own authorship, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1989.

David won his first Caldecott Medal in 1992 for Tuesday, and has gone on to win twice more: in 2002 for The Three Pigs and in 2007 for Flotsam. In addition writing and illustrating his own picture books, he has illustrated stories for many other children's authors.

Good To Know

  • At a young age, he created wordless comic books such as Slop the Wonder Pig and silent movies like his kung-fu vampire film The Saga of Butcula.

  • As an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design, he met two mentors: Tom Sgouros and David Macaulay who taught him the fundamentals of illustration and fostered his creative imagination. He dedicated Tuesday to Sgouros and The Three Pigs to Macaulay.

  • Wiesner is a three-time Caldecott winner and only the second person in the award's long history to claim that distinction.
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      1. Hometown:
        Outside Philadelphia, P.A.
      1. Date of Birth:
        February 5, 1956
      2. Place of Birth:
        Bridgewater, NJ
      1. Education:
        Rhode Island School of Design -- BFA in Illustration.
      2. Website:

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 6, 2008

      Why I like the book.

      I really like the book, because its allows you to use critical thinking to figur the story out.Me and my kids spend close to an hour to figuring what is going on with the story. I also like that the book has this mistyry to it, you never know what will happend in the next page untill you get to it.I would deffenetly recomend the book for ages 3-10.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 14, 2013

      I remember "reading" this book when I was young with m

      I remember "reading" this book when I was young with my mom. It was so much fun to make up the story as we went and I loved that I could "read" it by myself too. Not to mention the beautiful art!

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    • Posted November 6, 2012

      Use your imagination

      This book allows the reader to tell a story to a child that can be tailored to the child's age and imagination. Just a few words in the entire book lends to filling in what ever the reader wants. Have bought many copies to give as gifts and cherish the one I purchased years ago.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 27, 2011

      A Little Bit Different!

      I like this book, but it is a little different. It is about frogs floating around on a Tuesday and what happens when dogs and people see them. There are very few words and kids can make up their own story to go with the pictures.

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    • Posted May 16, 2010

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      Awesome book! There are many reasons he won an award for this one!

      I bought two of these! One for my 1st grade daughter and one for her teacher to have in the classroom.
      I "read" it aloud to her class (though there are few words), I shared the amazing illustrations with them and they LOVED it!! The teacher was very happy when my daughter gave her the book for her classroom.

      Awesome book, get 2. . . one for you and one to share :)

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 20, 2010

      Tuesday

      Interesting story and great idea~ children will love it!

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    • Posted January 25, 2010

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      Great Book for Pre-Readers!

      This book breeds a new kind of imagination, asking kids "can it happen? would it happen, and what would HAPPEN!?" I love this book for the discussions it can start while looking at the pictures, and I love this book because a child can read it quietly with no help from an adult. The illustrations are so realistic and comical that any adult will enjoy them. I have found that Tuesday is a necessary addition to any collection, and I give it as a gift for children ages 2-3, for holidays, birthdays, or any time. This book will instill a love for reading before they can even read. It is fantastic!

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    • Posted August 31, 2009

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      great for writers and struggling readers

      As a teacher, its a fun book to have around. I use this for my ESOL students and struggling readers. It helps with writing exercises as well.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 2, 2007

      A reviewer

      The richness of the illustrations help to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. With very few words, this book provides exceptional opportunity to talk to kids about the story... and to tell a different story with every reading. The rich blues and greens of the illustrations are beautiful. I was really impressed that each of the frogs seems to have its own personality.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 30, 2007

      Tuesday, Review

      David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal in 1992 for Tuesday. He has received the Caldecott Medal twice, for Flotsam and The Three Pigs, and two Caldecott Honors, for Sector 7 and Free Fall. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives near Philadelphia with his wife, Kim Kahng, and their children, Kevin and Jaime. Tuesday is about a magical event that happens on Tuesday evenings around eight. Without any notice, all the frogs sitting on lily pads begin floating in mid air. These frogs are traveling all across the town creating mayhem. They are tearing down people¿s laundry, flying trough their houses, and chasing dogs. When it is near dawn, the lily pads fall out from underneath the frogs, and they have to hop back to the ponds. One only has to wonder what is going to fly on the next Tuesday night.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 23, 2007

      A reviewer

      This book was a Caldecott Medal Winner in 1992. I can see why this book won the award. It is filled with colorful illustrations about a frog that wakes to find that he is flying on his lily pad. This is a picture book that has no words just times to help us track what time of night it is throughout the story. During the frogs Tuesday night adventure a man who is up late eating a snack also sees the flying frogs. The frogs are chased by a very `playful¿ dog and then the frogs turn on him and begin to pursue the dog. The next morning we see a detective examining the odd ordeal along with the ambulance and reporters. What could possibly happen next in a town like this? This is book has very creative pictures that will definitely spark the mind of a child. It is appropriate for children ages 4-8. David Wiesner is both the author and illustrator of Tuesday. He also won a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1989 for the first book he wrote called Free Fall. He was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. He now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kim, where he devotes full time to illustration and she pursues her career as a surgeon. Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 1, 2007

      Tuesday

      This book is about flying frogs. On a Tuesday night a large bullfrog suddenly wakes up to discover he and his lily pad are floating in the air. This book invites the reader to use their imagination instead of reading the text, because there is little text in this book. The frogs go around the community while the people are asleep enjoying the sound of frogs in the warm night air. Read the book to see what the frogs did and to see if anyone spotted the frogs in the air. Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 22, 2007

      Tuesday Review

      Caldecott Book Title: Tuesday Reading Level: Kindergarten Genre: Fantasy About the Author: David Wiesner was born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. His work appeared in several children¿s books, including The Loathsome Dragon, which he retold in collaboration with his wife, Kim Kahng. David and Kim live in Brooklyn, where he devotes full time to illustration and she pursues her career as a surgeon. Book Review: Tuesday is a colorful, almost wordless book that invites the reader to use his or her own power of the imagination. Its purpose is to entertain, and that it does. ¿Tuesday evening, around eight¿ gets the reader using his or her imagination to think about what goes on outside after eight o¿clock. It takes you from frogs swimming in a swamp to frogs flying on top of lily pads as though they were on a magic carpet. As time passes from ¿11:21 p.m.¿ to ¿4:38 a.m.¿ people are enjoying the soothing sounds of the frogs on a warm summer night. I would recommend this book as a fun and enjoyable book to help your child learn to use his or her imagination. Bibliographic Information: Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 23, 2007

      Tuesday

      This book is a 1992 Caldecott award winner! The picture are great and it is very creative how Wiesner leave the story to be interpreted by the children! I like this book for that reason! Children need to use their imagination more often.This would be good for k-1!Wienser, David. Tuesday. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 20, 2007

      a great picture book

      Wiesner David, Tuesday, Clarion books, New York ,1991 As a child growing up in suburban New Jersey, Wiesner re-created his world daily in his imagination. His home and his neighborhood became anything from a faraway planet to a prehistoric jungle. When the everyday play stopped, he would follow his imaginary playmates into the pages of books, wandering among dinosaurs in the World Book Encyclopedia. The images before him generated a love of detail, an admiration for the creative process, and a curiosity about the hand behind the drawings. Wiesner has always been intrigued by and curious about what comes before and after the captured image. His books somehow convey the sequence of thoughts leading up to and following each picture, and that quality explain why they are frequently described as cinematic. David Wiesner has illustrated more than twenty award-winning books for young readers. Two of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992 and The Three Pigs in 2002. Two of his other titles, Sector 7 and Free Fall, are Caldecott Honor Books. An exhibit of Wiesner's original artwork, 'Seeing the Story,' toured the United States in 2000 and 2001. Among his many honors, Wiesner holds the Japan Picture Book Award for Tuesday, the Prix Sorcières 'the French equivalent of the Caldecott Medal' for The Three Pigs, and a 2004 IBBY Honor Book nomination for illustration, also for The Three Pigs. Flotsam, his most recent work, was a New York Times bestseller and was recently named winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal, making Wiesner only the second person in the award¿s long history to have won three times. This another picture book. It showed frogs floating in the air. They drifted through the sky and caused a great commotion. No one could figure out why they were flying it shows times and reactions of people and animals to this mysterious even. In the end all you see is lily pads left on the road after they pads appear to stop and all the frogs hop away. Then suddenly pigs start to fly. I think Children will enjoy this book. any child at any age and enjoy a picture book. Kids will have fun guessing and making up storied to explain why the frogs then pigs are flying at night. The colors and pictures were very descriptive and bright. No words are needed to make this book enjoyable

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 27, 2007

      Tuesday

      David Wiesner is both an author and illustrator. His book ¿Tuesday¿ was published in 1991 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1992. Wiesner was born in Bridgewater, New Jersey and graduated from Rhode Island of Design with a BFA in Illustration. He has also won two other Caldecott Medals, one for his book ¿Flotsam¿ and another for his book ¿Free Fall.¿ ¿Tuesday¿ is about a ton of frogs that go on a fun-filled adventure on a Tuesday evening, starting around eight o¿clock. They discover that they can fly on their lily pads, and they fly around town all night long until day light. The next day, the police discover a ton of lily pads lying all over the ground. There is also a lady who interviews a man who noticed the frogs that night while he was eating a late snack. Next Tuesday, occurring around the same time, what animal do you think went on a fun-filled flying adventure? Although there are only a few words in this book, the illustrations are enough to enjoy it. They can grasp a child¿s imagination and turn a wordless book into a humorous, long conversation. I think Wiesner did an excellent job with the illustrations. Not only are they captivating with beautiful colors, but the expressions of the frog¿s faces are priceless. The reading level of this book is kindergarten to second grade, ages 4-8. Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 16, 2007

      Tuesday

      A Caldecott Medal Winner, is a colorful picture book about flying frogs and their nightly adventures frogs flying at night reaking havoc on the community. Although the illustrations are colorful and beautiful, the story is lacking in text and can be hard to interpret. The story does not seem to make any sense.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 5, 2007

      It all started one Tuesday

      This book's adventure takes place on a 'Tuesday evening around eight'. David Wiesner uses quiet possibly the most boring day of the week as the stage for an occurrence that is anything but boring. It is the frogs, something has happened to their lily pads and they are flying, yes, actually flying! Not just one or two but hundreds, maybe even thousands! Can you imagine what havoc a thousand flying frogs could create!? This is another one of his books where no text is necessary. The story hops right out at you. And, if you think this Tuesday was crazy, wait until you see what happens next Tuesday! In addition to winning the Caldecott Medal in 1992, this book also won ALA Notable Children's Book, Sesame Street Parents' Guide, and Parenting Magazine's 'Best of 1991.' Wiesner, David. 'Tuesday'. New York: Clarion Books, 1991. For ages, 5-8.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 26, 2007

      8:00, 11:21....

      In 1992, David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal for his book Tuesday. When David was giving his speech, he explained: A wordless book offers a different kind of an experience from one with text, for both the author and the reader. There is no author¿s voice telling the story. Each viewer reads the book in his or her own way. The reader is an integral part of the storytelling process. As a result, there are as many versions of what happened that Tuesday night as readers¿ As the author of a wordless book, I don¿t have to concern myself about whether the reader¿s interpretation of each and every detail is the same as mine. My own view has no more, and no less, validity than that of any other viewer. Since my intent was for the book, as a whole to make people laugh, all that matters is that the pictures are funny. David was born February 5, 1956, in New Jersey. When he was a little boy, he was constantly using his imagination to recreate his own world. The imaginative quality that is found in his work is attributed to his dreamlike and creativeness of his room. His wallpaper contained of books, elephant heads, ships in bottles, rockets, and clocks. These were the last images he saw before going to sleep all night. His room became his inspiration. You can see this in his book, Hurricane, found on page thirteen. It shows the pattern of the wallpaper from when he was a little boy, and the boy in the picture is holding a toy. All of his books are illustrated very well and they allow the children to use their imagination to tell the story. On the first page, the book says ¿Tuesday Evening, Around Eight.¿ Pictures show frogs flying on their magic lily pads. Then 11.21 p.m. comes around, and what does the man hear? The time passes and the following Tuesday, what happens? The book leaves the readers sitting on the edge of their seats and wanting to keep turning the page. I like this book because it allows the reader to be creative and allows the imagination to wonder. It lets the reader tell the story and creates an atmosphere full of creativity and fun. The reading level of the book is kindergarten to first grade. David says ¿To know that my own pictures may be inspiring imaginations with the same wonder I felt as a child is very satisfying feeling.¿ Wiesner, David. Tuesday. New York: Clarion Books, 1991.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 4, 2006

      Tuesday

      What do you think happens on Tuesdays? Maybe you get up in the morning and go to school, and then come home and do your homework. Not according to David Wiesner! Find out what happens on any given Tuesday, in any given place on the Earth according to author David Wiesner!

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