Tuesday

In an ordinary American town, on Tuesday nights, extraordinary events occur—puzzling the townsfolk and police investigators.

Author / Illustrator: David Wiesner

Length: 40 pages, 0-4 words per page

Ages: 2-10

Word Choice: This is an essentially wordless book.  Time is indicated periodically throughout the story, and there is a short sentence at the beginning and end of the book.

Illustrations:  The digitally reproduced watercolours are remarkably realistic in a surreal way. The facial expressions of the frogs are hilarious and believable.

Read-aloud-ability: Unlike other wordless books where a reader may add their own narration (such as with The Girl And The Bicycle), narration is unnecessary with this book.  This is a mesmerizing wordless book.  While my kids and I enjoyed talking about the pictures and noticing different details, we often read this book silently as the illustrations held our imaginations captive.

Additional thoughts:  While the book is geared for a slightly older audience (school age) my preschoolers were thoroughly amused and fascinated by the thought—is it really possible that frogs could fly on their lily pads?

Kids’ Vote: 4 Stars

Parents’ Vote: 5 Stars

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars

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