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Tuesday Paperback – September 27, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
One of the best pictures in this book is on one of the first pages. There, a turtle cowers into its shell as black eyed pupil-less frogs rise on their lily pads out of the water. The frogs descend, so to speak, on a nearby suburb, and proceed to wreak some minor havok. They disturb a man pausing to eat a late night sandwich. They disturb laundry and enter old ladies' homes to watch a little telly. And they take a great amount of pleasure in scaring a dog that would undoubtedly eat them if it had the chance. As the book ends, the frogs are relieved of their otherworldly powers and hop back to the swamps, leaving only their lily pads behind them. The next Tuesday, at the same time, we're given a hint of how a more porcine animal will handle flight.
Wiesner is a genius at the visual gag. His illustrations are simple watercolors, well-detailed and in-depth. Wiesner knows when to give an animal human expressions and when to leave it looking particularly froggy. He gets every single one of those frogs' spots down , and can manipulate his illustrations in such a way that you never doubt for a moment the ridiculous things you're seeing. To top it all off, the man's a master at conveying light.Read more ›
I've used this book in primary classrooms. It is a very cute story with only a few words. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for children to tell or write their own words. This enables students who cannot read yet to engage in a literate activity.
Why 5 stars?:
This book tells a cute fantasy story with very few words. It lends itself to having children make up their own text, which will support their emerging literacy skills. The illustrations are incredibly lifelike and it is no wonder it won a Caldecott.
"Tuesday" is in the latter category. It is short on prose but makes up for it with engrossing illustrations. The minimum of words allows the "reader" to create a different script with each visit.
My three-year-old niece "eats" the book up every time that either her mom, her grandfather, or even her dotting uncle takes a shine to pull it off the shelf and share it with her. Our respective interpretations of the pictures are limitless, making this a book that will live long after others have faded into obscurity.
Even the book's end allows the child to ponder the events of "Wednesday" and even hypothesize about the events of subsequent days.
Any book that plays on a child's natural tendency to dream is a winner.
Wiesner's extraordinary illustrations tell a story which words could not do justice. He develops the tale of the frogs in detail through pictures.
Upon reading Tuesday, it will likely become one of your favorite books, whether you are a child or an adult.
In the book, "Tuesday," David Wiesner uses watercolor on Arches paper for the illustrations. The illustrator uses dark colors to represent the time of night in this story. The dark colors also give the viewer a sense of mystery as they flip through the pages. However, the illustrator also uses light colors to represent the light from a house, the glow from a television set or the time of day. David Wiesner uses line to show the action of the frogs, by guiding the viewers' eye through the frogs' adventure on their lily pads. Wiesner's choice to make the frogs in the book, "Tuesday," makes the frogs seem friendly and happy.
My favorite aspect of the illustration was that color. The light and dark differences found throughout the book made the story seem very real, even though the plot is very, "magical." The use of blues and grays make the frogs flying through the air seem mysterious. While the fluorescent lights of the kitchen give a very drastic change to the frogs flying in the night outside. I also think that it was very cute for the frog to be waving at the man in the kitchen. I think that is a minor detail that a child will most likely pick up on and appreciate.
The lighting of the television room was another favorite for me. I like how the artist let the glow of the television shadow the frogs and the old woman.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This definitely takes more brain power because you have to come up with the story yourself but my 1.5 yr old LOVES this book.Published 17 days ago by YG
This is a beautifully painted wordless book that made me re-think my antagonism to wordless children’s books. Wiesner won a Caldecott for this, and rightly so.Published 20 days ago by Skye Kilaen
From the simple title, you would expect David Weisner’s Tuesday to be a simple tale. However, this story is everything but simple. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Even though this has very few words this wordless book made a non-reader interested in books. Recommended!!!Published 24 days ago by Youknowmyname57
lot of the scenes are a similar pallet. it's clever but I was hoping for more variety in scenes like in flotsamPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The book starts with the following text: "The events recorded here are verified by an undisclosed source to have happened somewhere, USA, on Tuesday. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lola
My daughter and I loved this book when she was small, and we'd spend a long time on each page talking about what was happening, what emotions the people and animals were probably... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce C
I work in a middle school and we have a many English as a second language students. This book brings all of the kids together no matter what language you speak. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tina