by David Wiesner


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A Caldecott classic celebrating twenty years in print.

David Wiesner received the 1991 Caldecott Medal for Tuesday. In the years that followed, he went on to receive two more Caldecotts, and Tuesday went on to sell half a million copies in the United States and to be published in a dozen foreign countries. Now, with remarkable advances in the technology of color reproduction, the original artwork for Tuesday is being reproduced anew, for an edition even more faithful to the palette and texture of David Wiesner’s watercolor paintings. The whimsical account of a Tuesday when frogs were airborne on their lily pads will continue to enchant readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395870822
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 38,973
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times—for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam—the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family. www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner 


Outside Philadelphia, P.A.

Date of Birth:

February 5, 1956

Place of Birth:

Bridgewater, NJ


Rhode Island School of Design -- BFA in Illustration.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off." School Library Journal, Starred

"A surreal, almost wordless picture book shows the mysterious levitation of lily pads and frogs from a pond one Tuesday at dusk. The frogs soar around town until they fall to the ground at sunrise.
Large, detailed watercolors use dramatic points of view and lighting effects and often show a humorous range of expressions. There is a forecast of further surprises to come on following Tuesdays".—Copyright © 1991 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved. Horn Book, Fanfare

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Tuesday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Pusparani on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Tuesday¿ is a wordless picture book that is set on a Tuesday at 8pm. The book uses dark color to portray the nighttime settings. The shapes and the composition of the pictures helps create a feeling of reality happening with frogs and lily pads.The story begins by describing a turtle sitting on a piece of wood, and he discovers the frogs flying on lily pads. The book then carries the readers along with the frogs¿ journey through the night and explores the city. There are a few words in this book, and pictures speak imaginatively in the readers minds. When the sun rises, the frogs and the lily pads come back to land. The police find unusual things in the street and left out questions on what had happened last night. Everything seems to be normal for the rest of the week, until on Tuesday at 8 pm, pigs are flying. The book has on one occurrence a large image with a close up of the same image lying over top of it. The picture-in-picture layout creates the excitement of seeing things up close. Children will enjoy this book because it opens doors to imaginative worlds they can enter and create through the pictures.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has beautiful pictures
SDando on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very imaginative book, and since it is wordless, it really allows the reader to develop their own narrative. Older readers may find it slightly alarming, while younger readers find it hilarious. Either way, Weisner's illustrations are the key to this book's success.
pocketmermaid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very strange little children's picture book. Mostly wordless. The story here is in the bizarre images. I was first exposed to this book in a children's literature class years ago, and revisited it again when I saw it in the library. Always wonderful.
MrJPenguin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: On one Tuesday night at around 8:00 P.M. a mysterious occurence happens to a group of frogs living in a lake. Without any explanation as to how or why, the frogs start to soar throughout the sky, resulting in a panic by the people of the town once the frogs fly through houses and building. In the end, everything subsides when the frogs return to the lake. However, another group of animals begins to fly around, pigs.Personal Reaction: This book rightfully deserves the Caldecott Award that it was given. The pictures were incredibly well drawn and detailed. The story itslef provides a way for young readers to really use their imaginations through the small usage of text.Classroom Extension Ideas: This book can help teach children on how to imagine whatever they want.1. Have the children draw what they think might happen on not just a Tuesday evening, but any night or day of the week when they aren't looking.2. Have the students draw animals that they would like to see flying, animals unlike birds or insects that cannot normall fly.
ReplayGuy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wiesner is the master of low text and interesting picture books. Tuesday is no exception as on this particular Tuesday, frogs fly on lilly pads through town. The winner of the 1992 Caldecott Medal, Tuesday will spark imagination as the frogs fly in search of adventure in an unsuspecting town. The end leaves you wondering as the following Tuesday another animal takes flight, interestingly enough one that is associated with a familiar saying...
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Tuesday" by Davis Weisner follows the frogs as they float up on the their lilly pads one Tuesday evening and fly all around the town. By next Tuesday there are pigs in the sky. No on in the town understands how and why these creatures are flying every Tuesday evening. The story is told beautifully with pictures alone.
KatieKirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:I don't really like this book. However, I do think that the concept of a story being told through the art work alone is a neat idea. Tuesday is told with virtually no words. This story shows what happens to certain animals at night.Personal Reaction:I didn't really care for this book. I don't think it's a bad book, I just didn't enjoy it. The book does have great illustrations though.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. This book was created by someone with a wild imagination. This would be a great book to read, well show, children when discussing imaginations.2. The pictures in this book were created with watercolors. I would have kids create a picture showing what they thinks happens to animals at night while we sleep.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This is a short story about the strange happenings in a town every Tuesday. One Tuesday night bullfrogs on lilly pads fly around a town, bewildering the people who see it, unnoticed by the people already asleep and bringing joy to the dog who chases them. Genre: Wordless Picture BookPersonal Reflection: I like the idea of a wordless book where the storyline is completed by the reader. The idea of frogs flying around, and then pigs at the end is just a fantastical idea that brings the imagination of a kid to life.Concept: It would be interesting to use this book as a jumping off point and have kids draw their own wordless book.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It doesn't take many words to tell that these frogs know how to have fun! The beauty of reading a wordless or nearly wordless book aloud together with your child is that the whole story can be told entirely with pictures. Your child will be able to discern the plot in the sequence of the pictures.
sjordet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Tuesday" chronicles the adventures of frogs on a Tuesday night. As soon as night falls, the frogs start flying on their lily pads. They embark on an evening of fun as they scare birds, confuse people, fly through clothes hanging on a clothesline, play with a television remote, and chase dogs. When the light of morning begins to shine, the frogs must return to their pond. The skies do not stay clear for long as the following Tuesday, pigs begin to fly.This is my favorite children's book. When I was younger, I used to check it out from my elementary school library all the time. Although there are very few words, the pictures are wonderful. You create the words to the story. What makes "Tuesday" so good is that it makes the impossible possible.
SilverGal76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is thoroughly told through its pictures, with very little text, perhaps less than ten words, appearing in the book. But the lovely imagery tells of the adventures hundreds of flying frogs have as they soar through the air on a Tuesday night... and next Tuesday it's the pigs turn. I found this book to be adorable, and endearing. One of my favorite scenes was seeing the frogs floating on their lily pads watching television next to an elderly woman who has fallen asleep in her rocking chair. I would have my class write about what else they thought animals did while the rest of the world sleeps. I would also have them think about where they would go if they could fly, and have them illustrate it for me.
Jingjing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is a good fantasy and scientific fiction book. Frogs ride lily pads as magic carpets to transport them to places. Their activities happen every Tuesday night from 8:00 to early morning next day. Very interesting book for children to read. Age: Primary/ IntermediateMedia: gouache
CassieM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the illustrations in this book. David Weisner continues to amaze me.
weeksie50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On a crazy Tuesday evening frogs on lily pads began to fly. They flew through the air and through the town, they flew all night. They came back to rest by Wednesday morning before everyone woke up. The next Tuesday the pigs began to take flight.The illustrations are beautiful and the story is funny. The kids in my class love this book.
sylvatica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I loved this book, as usual, I have to wonder a bit at why Wiesner has gotten so many Caldecotts. Granted, the story is funny, scientifically accurate (except for the flying), and beautifully rendered, but so was Flotsam. At least The Three Pigs has a distinctively different illustration and storytelling style from the other two. This one, however, is very similar to some of his other work. Nothing against the book ¿ I love it ¿ but one wonders who else could have gotten the recognition one of those years. Regardless, the book is gorgeous and the frogs fabulous. (pannarrens)
megjwal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
10.Tuesday by David WiesnerThis Caldecott book is about a frog who wakes up Tuesday night finding his lily pad in the air. Soon the air is filled with flying frogs having the time of their lives. The next day their pads come back to earth and they go back to their normal lives. What will happen next Tuesday night?I think this is a great story using mostly pictures. There are very few words in this story. It basically has the reader make up the story, which means the story could be new and different with each person that reads it.I would use this story with young elementary students. It is a great story for non readers of beginning readers to feel successful in ¿reading¿ a story. I would let each child add to what they think happened in the story to promote creativity and reading skills.
Aridy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On Tuesday night strange things happen. Frogs suddenly can fly and take over the night. Once Wednesday comes though, the frogs must go back to their swamp home. What will happen next Tuesday night, flying pigs?
JackieHancox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This almost wordless picture book is filled with gorgeous watercolour paintings and plenty of humour. As a fleet of frogs happily float about on their flying lily pads, they visit a town of unsuspecting humans, startling a dog and the occassional bird. They mischieviously wave their webbed feet at a late night snacker and change the channel on a sleeping granny's television. This story is a fun filled romp in the middle of the night, that always makes me smile as I fall asleep to the sound of croaking frogs. A favourite time and time again!
ReneePesheck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book Tuesday by David Wiesner follows a somewhat dream like story of frogs on lily pads flying through the air. The illustrations are stunning, and the only text that occur are times of day. I think that this would be great to use in a classroom to initiate conversation, and to work on developing a class text.
NataliaLucia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response: I love this picture book! I love the look on the fish's faces when the frogs first start levitating and the way the detective at the end is thinking about the lily pad. It's so funny!Curricular Connection: I think it would be really fun in a Kindergarden or first grade classroom for students to add their own narrative to the illustrations. I think the stories would turn out to be very different from one another,
karinaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response:This was an extremely entertaining book. My favorite image is of a frog, after the adventure, sitting on a lily pad drumming his fingers and looking extremely bored because his life is now boring after such an adventurous night. The expressions on the frogs are so expressive that you really feel like you know what they¿re thinking.Curricular/Programming Connections:Have children create a picture book with something magical happening to animals. Have children create any kind of wordless picture book.
ShalynAdams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Caldecott Honor winning story on Tuesday about eight o¿clock at night weird things start to happen. The frogs start flying on their lily padsthrough town messing up everything, going in people¿s houses, and even chasing dogs. When everyone wakes in the morning all they see is a big mess and lily pads everywhere.My little girls is terrified of real frogs, but she loves talking about them And reading about them. She loved when the frog was getting Chased by the dog then all the sudden more frogs showed up and they Started chasing the dog.In my classroom I would do a project and let the kids cut out lily padsand make frogs .