Tuesday: David Wiesner


  • Author/Illustrator: David Wiesner

  • Publisher: Clarion Books

  • Publication Year: 1991

  • Brief Summary: In this almost entirely wordless picture book, a group of frogs mysteriously travel through town on lilypads. Readers will enjoy studying the detailed illustrations and seeing the shocked faces of witnesses.

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Best Books:

State and Provincial Reading List:

    • Introduce the concept of wordless picture books.  Why do you think the author choose to not include any words?  Read other wordless books such as Flotsam by David Wiesner and The Red Book by Barbara Lehman.  How is this wordless book different?
    • Have children tell the story based on looking at the pictures. Older students can write out their own version and share with the class.  Discuss how each story is different.
    • Spend time poring over the amazing pictures…what details can the students see?
    • Have students talk about their favorite day of the week.  Do they have a routine they follow?  What do they think might happen to the routine if something unexpected (like flying frogs) were to happen?  Write about it and illustrate.
  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.:
    • Making inferences based on text/illustrations; making predictions
    • Text-to-self connections
  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

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