An opening of the eyes and mind to
the limitless possibilities of an ordinary day
In this ingenious and imaginative nearly
wordless picture book, frogs in a pond lift off with their lily
pads and fly to a nearby town. There they zoom through a womans
living room as she dozes in a chair watching television, harass
a dog frolicking in his yard, and distract a bathrobed citizen from
his midnight snack. The unpredictable events of this particular
Tuesday unfold before the reader with the precision and clarity
of a silent movie. What will happen next Tuesday?
often asked where I got the idea for Tuesday. The question
is usually accompanied by a suggestion or two. Did I have a pet
frog while growing up? Do I live near a swamp? Do I have a "thing"
of David Wiesner's Caldecott Medal speech
Sort of science fiction, sort of
National Enquirer, sort of 1940s-style detective story, sort of
1960s-style comic book. Totally fun.
Los Angeles Parent,
will love its lighthearted, meticulously imagined, fun-without-a-moral
fantasy. Tuesday is bound to take off.
School Library Journal, starred review
A surreal, almost wordless
picture book shows the mysterious levitation of lily pads and frogs
from a pond one Tuesday at dusk. The frogs soar around town until
they fall to the ground at sunrise. Large, detailed watercolors
use dramatic points of view and lighting effects and often show
a humorous range of expressions. There is a forecast of further
surprises to come on following Tuesdays.
ALA, Notable Childrens Book
American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists
Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, Blue
Kentucky Blue Ribbon Award
Library of Congress, Best Books for Children
New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Parenting Magazine, Ten Best Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal, Best Books of the Year
Young Hoosier Picture Book Award
For more information, visit the online catalog of Clarion
a Houghton Mifflin Company imprint.
ISBN 0-395-55113-7 cloth
ISBN 0-395-87082-8 paper