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
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