Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Houghton Mifflin
Awards: Caldecott Honor (1992)
Topics: picture book, wordless book, fantasy, frogs, night, flying, imagination
Summary: When the moon comes up on Tuesday, all the frogs hop on their lily pads. They rise up and float through the air. That's right the frogs are flying in the night! It's impossible but it's happening. The frogs are all over the sky. They're floating around and exploring peoples houses which all are asleep. the frogs even chase the big dogs out of the way. As the night ends, the frogs fall back to the ground and leave lilypads everywhere in the town. The humans are left to wonder how the lilypads got all over the place. At the end of the story pictures, we spy a pig flying too! Will pigs be flying next Tuesday.
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- Author Needed. This book contains a great story. It just needs an author. Write the words for the book.
- Computer Fantasy. The illustrator creates a fantasy world using computer graphics. What kind of world would you create that combines an animal with a fantasy?
- Fact and Fiction. Is this book totally fantasy? What are the facts in the lives of the frogs?
- Perspective. Write a story from the perspective of one of the local residents of this town.
- Time. What other books focus on time or clocks. Use Carol Hurst's page for ideas. Write your own time story.
- Wednesday. Write a sequel to Tuesday.
- What Time Is It? Look for the clues that tell the time of day. Create your own visual story with clues.
- Watercolor Painting. Compare the use of watercolor in this book to other books such as Grandfather's Journey. Which techniques do you like best?
- Why? Why Tuesday? Why frogs? Why capes? What are your other whys?
- Wiesner's Mentor. The illustrator was a student of Van Allsburg. Compare the illustrations. Can you see any of the same techniques? Which ones?
- Tuesday from Carol Hurst
- Visual Interpretive Analysis: Tuesday
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