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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.
My kids loved it. They connected with the character while laughing and learning. Clever writing. We've all been Alexander at one point or another.Published 4 days ago by susy
This book is amazing for children and adults alike...learn that everyone has bad days, and they will pass!! Very cute!Published 6 days ago by Katy Hill
Funny and touching and funny all over again. Read it; you'll enjoy it and so will your kids!Published 10 days ago by Michael Higham
One of my childhood favorites! I bought this copy for myself as I was divorcing my crazy, psychopathic, narcissistic husband. It helped me get through the days. Read morePublished 10 days ago by M. Ultz