Wacky Wednesday

by Dr. Seuss

Other authorsGeorge Booth (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1974



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R Seu




Random House Books for Young Readers (1974), Edition: Reissue, 48 pages


Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday.


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LibraryThing member msmalnick
A must-have in every collection, in my opinion. The title pretty much explains it all: it's a very wacky day, and each page, things just get wackier. Can you spot all the wackiness?
LibraryThing member seldombites
This is a great story for kids. Each page has detailed pictures with wacky things for the children to find (such as a green sun, houses without walls, cars without wheels etc). My kids have great fun finding all the things that are out of place in the pictures.
LibraryThing member beadams
This particular Wednesday is not like all the Wednesdays before. Everything is different and wacky. Throughout the book, all the wacky things are being counted. Helps children count and group numbers.
LibraryThing member JDHensley
This story was about a boy who noticed things were very wacky today. The boy noticed one of his shoes was on the wall and the other shoe was on the ceiling. The boy ended up finding forty wacky things today. At the end of the book the boy got his shoe off the wall and ceiling and then went to bed.
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This story teaches children that if one day is crazy hopefully the next day would be a much smoother day.
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LibraryThing member katerch
A little boy wakes up to find a very abnormal Wednesday. His shoe is on his wall! As his day goes on it continues to get more and more wacky!
LibraryThing member restock
I can always count on Dr. Seuss to provide a somewhat outlandish story, this one however did not rank at the top of my list. The illuastrations (though not by Dr. Seauss were a bit to wild for me and the students, they referred to them as, "scary".
LibraryThing member Mmarcel2011
Wacky Wednesday is just about a boy who wakes up one day and sees that thingsare not right around him. Everything is wacky. Every page gives a new number of things that are wrong that the reader is supposed to find.This book allows students the excitment of finding the wacking things as well as
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LibraryThing member awalls4
There are two reasons why I liked this book. The first reason is I like how it was written with rhyming patterns. I think this helps the text flow and makes it more appealing to the reader as they are listening to themselves read. For example, one of the pages states, “I looked in the kitchen. I
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said By cracky! Five more things are very wacky!’ It makes the phrases memorable because they have a rhyme, which makes it easier to recall. The second reason I like this book is that it incorporates numbers. “Only twenty things more will be wacky, he said”. Not only is the student reading a story but also the reader can pause on each page and try to discover how many “wacky” things are happening on the page. I think the big idea of this book is to strengthen students observation skills by trying to point out the number of things that are “wacky” or out of place on the pages. As I mentioned before, I think it also helps with counting. The students see the number word and then have to find the correct the amount. It shows their knowledge of one-to-one correspondence.
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LibraryThing member pussreboots
I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating; I have a wonderful independent bookshop just down the hill from where I live. They offer a combination of used, new and special orders. One of the advantages of being a frequent customer is that they have come to know my taste in reading as well as
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that of my family.

On a recent trip with my daughter, Stephanie recommended to her, Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSeig. Reprints use his better known nom de plume, Dr. Seuss. But they had just gotten in a well-read first edition. The thing with Stephanie — she's NEVER wrong with her recommendations.

The book opens on a Wednesday morning. Very quickly it's apparent that things are not right. As the day progresses, more and more things are off.

The text gives hints to how many things are wacky in each scene. Some are obvious and some take advantage of optical illusion to hide in plain sight.

The book was an instant hit with both of us. Somehow I had missed it in my childhood. On our first day we read through it twice. We've since read through it many more times.
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LibraryThing member christylynnbridges
Level B reader. Great rhyming text that gives hints to look for things that are wrong in the pictures. Will keep beginning readers entertained for a while.
LibraryThing member sweetiegherkin
A young child wakes up on Wednesday to find a shoe stuck on the wall, and the day only gets more bizarre from there!

This early book from Dr. Seuss (under a different pen name) and illustrator George Booth follows the young child to school and back as stranger and stranger things happen. I read this
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book aloud with my niece several times, and we both enjoyed pointing out the unusual things on each page, like a palm tree growing out of a toilet, a door that leads to nowhere, an alligator in a baby stroller, and more. It's a good book for spending time one-on-one with a child (or for a young reader to look at on her or his own).
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LibraryThing member ashleytylerjohn
Fun but inconsequential, similar to Where's Waldo or Dutch zoekboeks. Good for practicing spotting anomalies and counting with youngsters.

(Note: 5 stars = amazing, wonderful, 4 = very good book, 3 = decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. I'm fairly good at picking for myself so end
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up with a lot of 4s).
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LibraryThing member Stahl-Ricco
Not to give anything away, but…
It all begins with a shoe on the wall!

One of my favorite books from childhood! I loved trying to find the amount of 'wacky' mistakes on each page! And I always had a hard time on the pages where you have to find 20 (turns out, I still do!)

This was fun to share with
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the five year old in my life, even if he couldn't read the 2 or 3 'wacky' written errors! He giggled quite often at the silliness of it all! I did too!
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