Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday by D. Weisner

From my Literary Journal in my Children's Literature class:
Wiesner, D. (1991). Tuesday. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. 29 pp. (Grade Level: K- 2).
            "Around eight o'clock at night, on Tuesday, the frogs in the pond begin rising, on their lily pads, into the air. For the next eight hours they fly through the town and even into houses who having sleeping occupants. In the end, the lily pads fall, and the frogs find their way back to the pond, but no one in the town, the next morning, can figure out where all the lily pads came from. The last pages show what happens next Tuesday- pigs fly.        
            Although I do not necessarily get the point of the book, I can understand why it got the Caldecott award. The pictures are intriguing, and done in cool colors (greens, purples and mostly blues) to indicate night-time. The setting is at night, on Tuesday, at various times. The inside cover says that this is a real story, and it really happened somewhere in the USA. This would be an interesting way to begin a topic, with 'older' students, on research, how to verify facts, and the importance of using facts. "

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