|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
So begin the trials and tribulations of the irascible Alexander, who has been earning the sympathy of readers since 1972. People of all ages have terrible, horrible days, and Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad. As Alexander's day progresses, he faces a barrage of bummers worthy of a country- western song: getting smushed in the middle seat of the car, a dessertless lunch sack, a cavity at the dentist's office, stripeless sneakers, witnessing kissing on television, and being forced to sleep in railroad-train pajamas. He resolves several times to move to Australia.
Judith Viorst flawlessly and humorously captures a child's testy temperament, rendering Alexander sympathetic rather than whiny. Our hero's gum-styled hair and peevish countenance are artfully depicted by Ray Cruz's illustrations. An ALA Notable Book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a great antidote to bad days everywhere, sure to put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces. (Ages 5 to 9) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great, classic book, but terrible to read on the Kindle. The print is too small.Published 1 day ago by Kristina Lasher
The day after I received this book in the mail and read it to my kids, I saw the movie trailer on t.v. All my favorite childhood books are becoming movies!!!Published 4 days ago by blueskiesclearwater
This book is an incredible book to use for teaching students adjectives for making their writing and stories "spicy. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Devon Bokman
Great book! Long time favorite for my grown boys now!! So glad they made a movie based on this story.Published 4 days ago by Iver
Although the audio CD performed by Blythe Danner, was read well, it wasn't the version that Amazon has on preview. I work with children that have reading disabilities. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Marci Gibson