Reading/Interest Level: Preschool; Toddler
Author: Gabi Swiatkowska
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
When Thelma finds herself bored on a Wednesday, she decides to become a queen. She quickly discovers all the responsibilities queens have to deal with. Hiring helpers, drivers, and cooks and then feeding and housing all of her minions is a little more than she had in mind.
A sweet use of imagination is displayed in Queen on Wednesday. Gabi Swiatkowska captures the playful nature of pretend as well as the beautiful idea that you can go back to normal and be yourself again once the allure of imagination has worn off. Young readers will enjoy the minimal words and teachers will love the illustrations as well as the magic that happens when a student masters a new book while reading Queen on Wednesday.