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The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie in this nearly wordless, very creative Caldecott medalist story.
On this particular Tuesday night, some frogs wake up to find themselves floating in the air! They enjoy their night of freedom, sitting on their flying lily pads, exploring the nearby houses while the inhabitants are asleep. But with the first rays of the sun, they all fall back to the ground and go back to their quiet lives in the pond. Could anything else as exciting happen? When the next Tuesday rolls around, we are left with the image of pigs rising into the air! David Wiesner has outdone himself in incredible illustrations. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1992 Caldecott Medal winner.
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.
David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three timesfor Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsamthe 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.
"Kids will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off." School Library Journal, Starred