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The Three Pigs  
Sector 7
Night of the Gargoyles
June 29, 1999
Bookshelf Creative Process Biography Conversations

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 woman’s 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?

Flying frogs

Flying frog“I’m 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" for frogs?”
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“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, review

*“Kids 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.” Horn Book


• Caldecott Medal
• ALA, Notable Children’s Book
• American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists
• Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books,
Blue Ribbon
• 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 Books,
a Houghton Mifflin Company imprint.

ISBN 0-395-55113-7 cloth
ISBN 0-395-87082-8 paper


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