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David Wiesner
David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became... show more

David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad. Three of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award's long history to have won three times. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall and Sector 7.Wiesner grew up in suburban New Jersey, known to his classmates as "the kid who could draw." He went on to become a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was able to commit himself to the full-time study of art and to explore further his passion for visual storytelling. He soon discovered that picture books were the perfect vehicle for his work.Wiesner generally spends several years creating each new book. Many versions are sketched and revised until the story line flows smoothly and each image works the way he wants it to. He creates three-dimensional models of objects he can't observe in real life, such as flying pigs and lizards standing upright, to add authenticity to his drawings. David Wiesner lives with his family outside Philadelphia.
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Birth date: February 05, 1956
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Favorite Books for Children rated it 3 years ago
"Tuesday", by David Wiesner is a picture book with no words. This opens the door for so much creativity. This book would be a great writing prompt for students. Each page could be assigned to the students to write a story on what they think is going on or going to happen. They could also make predic...
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ashleydavis rated it 3 years ago
This book Tuesday by David Wiesner is about a frogs flying around on lily pads throughout the night. The book portrays certain events the frogs encounter on their flying adventure and times in which they occur. There are exactly 32 pages in this book and very few words to be found in this story but ...
Sara Elizabeth's Blog
Sara Elizabeth's Blog rated it 3 years ago
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner is a fun and very different version of the story The Three Little Pigs. In this book the pigs actually get blown out of the story by the wolf and they get to go and visit other classic stories. This book is super fun for older students, but it might be hard to follow ...
Betsy's Bookshelf
Betsy's Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
Written and illustrated by David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles is an unimpressed black and white cat who is very selective about his toys. One day, a tiny spaceship lands in a pile of his rejected toys and Mr. Wuffles takes an immediate interest in it, batting the spaceship around and shaking up the poor al...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 5 years ago
Initially, when we saw this book at the library, my partner and I had no idea what it was about. We basically picked it up because it was titled Sector 7 and had to do with clouds... if you can see the connection there, bravo~ Anyway, we just picked it up mostly for superficial reasons... what I got...
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