Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday


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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, Wacky Wednesday is impossible to forget.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394829128
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1974
Series: I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 17,810
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 370L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Wacky Wednesday 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
restock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can always count on Dr. Seuss to provide a somewhat outlandish story, this one however did not rank at the top of my list. The illuastrations (though not by Dr. Seauss were a bit to wild for me and the students, they referred to them as, "scary".
msmalnick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A must-have in every collection, in my opinion. The title pretty much explains it all: it's a very wacky day, and each page, things just get wackier. Can you spot all the wackiness?
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
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 “challenging” and educational books. In addition to the playful and repetitive rhymes, the illustrations themselves pose a little challenge of discovering the discrepancies between what we would expect in the “normal” world, and what we instead encounter in these illustrations. This is indeed a fun and educational activity, but it may not be the most suitable for the very young readers. Our kid is still too young to appreciate even the text and illustrations in their own right, but we hope that by exposing him to Dr. Seuss from the earliest times he may grow to like him and his work as well. 
KarenPo More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves this book! At 4½ years of age, he has definite how the world is organized. Wacky Wednesday gives him a chance to happens when the world goes crazy and things are not as they should be. As with most other Dr. Seuss books, this is just a great experience for kids.
theholly5510 More than 1 year ago
a shoe on the ceiling thats wierd.read alot of wacky things in book.see if you can point them out in the pictures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book when I was a child!!!!! I had it memorized:)
Katina More than 1 year ago
yay dr. suess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is soooooooooooo funny!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love reading it to my kids now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those children that like Dr Seuss, this is a great book. To see the look of happiness when they discover the differences in the pages of things that should not be there is wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can remember when I was a little girl how much I enjoyed Wednesday's reading book in elementary school. We always read Wacky Wednesday on Wednesdays. We would talk about all of the things that were wrong and how we could fix them. To this day, Wacky Wednesday is one of my favorite reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of my best friend when we were little, I would spend the nite at her house and it would late at nite and we would read this book and just die laughing at all the things that were wrong and upside down! we just loved it! Even as we got older and into high school, we would pull out the book for fun and read it again!! Now we are pregnant at the same time and I can't wait to get this for her little girl and give it to her at her shower! I know her daughter will love it as much as we enjoyed it, it's a great fun book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book in the world. when i was a kid, i checked this book out of the library every week. im not even kidding. this book is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons made me read this book to them every night, sometimes two or three times. But I didn't mind. I think I enjoyed it as much as they did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book deserves more than five stars and is one of the best beginning readers ever created! Wacky Wednesday combines the interesting repetition of a beginning reader with a fun set of picture puzzles. The two features are wonderful together for encouraging careful observation (useful in life, as well as in word recognition). As a result of this brilliant book concept, Theodore Geisel (a k a Theo. Le Sieg -- Geisel backwards, and Dr. Seuss) have teamed up with New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth, to create a fun classic that will be enjoyed by parents and children for many generations to come. Imagine a day that begins when you look up in bed over your head, and see something funny: 'It all began with that shoe on the wall. A shoe on the wall . . . ? Shouldn't be there at all!' A child wakes up one morning to finds increasing numbers of unusual objects in rather odd places. Pretty soon, the objects even begin start to split apart. 'And I said, 'Oh, MAN!' And that's how Wacky Wednesday began.' The child looks out the window and sees a bunch of bananas growing in a normal tree and water running through a garden hose with a long section missing in it. Out in the hall, a candy cane holds up a part of a hall table, one door has two knobs, and a picture is upside down. In the bathroom, the child wears one sock while showering, there's a palm tree in the toilet, one faucet is upside down, and a fish is swimming happily in the shampoo bottle. In the bedroom while dressing, four things are wrong (including more misplaced shoes). In the kitchen, this grows to five. On the way to school, there are six. Later, down the street, there are seven. Outside the school are eight. In the classroom, there are nine. That's when cognitive dissonance sets in. The teacher says, 'Nothing is wacky here in my class! Get out! You're the wacky one! OUT!' Outside the school now, there are ten new wacky things. Down the street, eleven more . . . then another twelve. 'I ran and knocked over Patrolman McGann.' ''Don't be sorry,' he smiled. 'It's that kind of day. But be glad! Wacky Wednesday will soon go away!' 'Only twenty things more will be wacky.' 'Just find them and then you can go back to bed.' And with that, 'Wacky Wednesday was gone . . . and I even got rid of that shoe on the wall.' The pictures present lots of opportunities to help your child notice how things work. Water needs to go through something to come out the other end. You need a door at the end of steps to get into a house. Windows cannot stand by themselves in the middle of a lawn. People don't drive sitting in the back seat of a car. The beauty of this kind of picture juxtaposition is in the opportunity to have many conversations with your child to open up the beauty of how things fit together, and don't work so well when they don't fit. As for the beginning reader aspect, the book has many one syllable words that rhyme. This provides the maximum ease for decoding the letters and turning them into words. I put in the examples of the
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of my favorite books as a child. It taught me how to find objects and I loved the story. It was a fun little book when I was a girl, my mom hated that book because she read it to me everyday for two years. When I went to kindergarten I pretented I read this book but I really just memorized it. It gave me childhood memories forever. This is one of the greatest book I have ever read please read it to your child it is one that I would like to say is a winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i had wacky wednsday ever since i was litte during the years i lost it that`s why i`m here at barnes and nobles.com anyway it is the most funniest book and interesting.i laugh everytime i read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was really funny. When the boy woke up on Wednesday, everything he saw at home, outside, and at school was crazy. Things like a shoe on the wall, a worm chasing a bird, there were bananas hanging on the apple tree, a tree growing out of the toilet, a giraffe sticking out of a sewer hole, and there was a carriage with hundreds of babies in it. Many more crazy things happened before it was time to go to bed.