Monday, June 10, 2013



Author & Illustrator:   David Wiesner
Publisher:  Clarion Books
Publication Year:   1991
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Caldecott Medal, ALA Notable, American Bookseller Pick, Library of Congress Best Books for Children, Parenting Magazine Top Ten, Publisher's Weekly Best books, School Library Journal Best Books

Summary:  In this nearly wordless picture books, frogs fly through the air on their lily pads. As the reader sees a countdown of the evening, they zoom through the town. It ends with the frogs returning to their normal environment, but hints that next Tuesday the pigs might be up to something!

Classroom Ideas: This book has a circular plot pattern that would led itself to a writing exercise where students write what would happen next Tuesday. You could also have them take the point of view of one of the characters in the story (maybe in the man in his kitchen) and have him tell about his Tuesday.

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