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Wacky Wednesday (Beginner Books(R)) Hardcover – Illustrated, September 12, 1974
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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.Read more ›
"Wacky Wednesday" is actually a counting book, but it takes you a while to notice that because when it begins with a shoe on the wall that should not be there is is clear that young readers are supposed to spot all the wacky things in each picture. But then we notice that whereas there were only three or four wacky things to be found in each picture now there are five, six and eventually twenty wacky things to discover before Wacky Wednesday is over and done with (although I think there are more than twenty in that final picture, depending on how many times you count the suns).
But counting is just the added educational benefit, because primarily "Wacky Wednesday" is for kids who love to play "What's wrong with this picture?" The funny mistakes are fairly simple, but kids will enjoy finding them in these pictures where as more and more wacky things show up nobody seems to notice. Besides, the whole trick here is to get beginning readers to read a book all by themselves, which is the point of these Beginner Books.
Reading Level 1.2
Wacky Wednesday is a great book for younger children! I would really recommend it! The illustrations are wonderful, bright, funny and very cute! Wacky Wednesday is a very good book for finding and helping children to look for different objects. It is really quite fun trying to find the things that are wacky!!
until our faces hurt. This is a really silly book to read - warning: not to be read at bed time. :-D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a baby shower gift. Dr. Seuss books requested. This is my favorite one.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
My son's new favorite book. He loves searching for all the wacky things on each page.Published 1 month ago by cnkd5
My 1st graders loved it! But be warned, there is a bare bum on one page. LolPublished 2 months ago by Stephanie Borgen
The books were great and in excellent condition.... ThanksPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for my 3 yr olds class and of course they thoroughly enjoyed it. We used it for Dr. Suess week but will leave it out for quite a while to read occasionally.Published 2 months ago by Cynthia J. Cain
What a fun book!! My students loved finding the wacky-ness. :-) My only concern was the bathroom page with an illustration of a bottom in the shower. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie