by David Wiesner
Down at the pond on a Tuesday evening around 8:00, lily pads mysteriously begin to function as flying carpets, lifting frogs gently from the water's surface and carrying them into a nearby town. A horde of benign airborne frogs descends upon the town's unsuspecting, apparently oblivious, human residents who continue with their mundane routines undisturbed -- eating a late-night snack, falling asleep in front of the television set, etc. Whatever the magic, it apparently fades away with the rising sun and the frogs hop back to their watery home, leaving the townspeople to puzzle over an inexplicable infestation of lily pads on city streets. A nearly wordless book invites readers to supply the details about an unusual occurrence wryly depicted with watercolor paintings which succeed in a perfect blend of realism and fantasy. (Ages 3-8)
CCBC Choices 1991. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991. Used with permission.
In David Wiesner's whimsical and elegant New York Times bestseller and Caldecott Medal-winner, the events of a delightfully unpredictable Tuesday invite readers to find the potential for the wondrousness in every day.
It begins on Tuesday evening, when the frogs suddenly start to float. . . . Thrill to the humorous cascading adventures that follow in a celebration of possibility unbounded--and of unexpected cause and effect. From the genius of international superstar and three-time Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner, this entertaining, thought-provoking, and nearly-wordless tale unrolls with the precision and clarity of a silent movie. Engaging for all ages, this beloved and innovative classic is a perfect gift to enthrall the young and the young at heart.
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