Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published Date: 1991
David Wiesner received the 1991 Caldecott Medal for Tuesday. In the years that followed, he went on to receive two more Caldecotts, and Tuesday went on to sell half a million copies in the United States and to be published in a dozen foreign countries. Now, with remarkable advances in the technology of color reproduction, the original artwork for Tuesday is being reproduced anew, for an edition even more faithful to the palette and texture of David Wiesner’s watercolor paintings. The whimsical account of a Tuesday when frogs were airborne on their lily pads will continue to enchant readers of all ages.
Ok…is it me or am I missing something about these books that win Caldecott awards? I think the author/illustrator was on acid when he thought up and made this book. And obviously the publishing company was too. Is the art great? Yes. Is it weird? Yes. Can I seriously sit down and read this to a child? No! How in the world do you explain this book to a kid? On Tuesday nights weird shit happens? So you better be in bed or something might get you? I don’t understand. There must be an explanation out there for me somewhere.