There is a well known saying - a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true, this book for children lets you walk away close to being a millionaire. There are only a handful of words in the whole book. Most pages are a serioes of panels showing a fantastical world of flying frogs on floating lilypads.
"Tuesday" by David Wiesner also has the distinction of being a Caldecott winner, and a picture book in the truest sense of the word.
Book for Children Ages: 2 years old and older
Recommended for Family Reading: Without words, this book was one even my 3 year old could "read" to my 2 year old. A great opportunity for an older sibling who may not read completely on their own yet to share the joy of stories with a younger one. Also, David Wiesner's illustrations are detailed and interesting enough to spark discussion even in the older age ranges.
Related Discussion Topics: Imagination and imaginary stories, cause and effect.
- Create your own paper frogs. To make lily pads to go with them, color a paper plate green.
- Make a clock to practice telling time. Write the numbers of a clock around the outside of a paper plate. Cut out two "hands" for the clock from black construction paper. Affix the hands on the clock using a bracket so they can spin around. Alternatively, create several clocks and glue the hands at various times when you have activities scheduled throughout the day. Make a clock for wake-up time, lunch time, bedtime, etc. Put these up on the wall as a fun decoration that can also serve as a regular teaching tool.
- Draw a picture of something imaginary and tell each other your own story using the picture.
Children's Book Review Rating: 4 Stars - Beneficial Book