Friday, April 6, 2012

Wiesner Week: June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999 is my Wiesner favorite.  I think.  (It's hard to decide).

In this one, David Wiesner tells the story of a thoughtful girl who launches an airborne science experiment.  After sending lots of vegetable seedlings into the air, she waits to discover how the atmosphere effects her flying garden.  The students in her class are in awe.  Not long after the launch, enormous vegetables begin to fall from the sky, all over the country.  It's headline news.  The girl is astounded...until she notices that some of the vegetables falling from the sky are not ones that she planted.  Her wonder turns to confusion.  Where did the rutabaga come from?  And the radishes?  What is going on?

Though its a little reminiscent of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs , I love the premise of this one, and its air of mystery.  The detailed drawings make the story believable, and the little twist of humor at the end is icing on the cake.

Click below to read my other Wiesner reviews:
Intro:  {Wiesner Week}
Day One:  {Sector 7}
Day Two: {Tuesday}
Day Three:  {June 29, 1999}

What's your favorite Wiesner book???

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