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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 4 year old daughter asks for this this book for her bedtime story every night. It was a favorite of mine when I was young. Happy that my children enjoy it as much as I did.Published 1 day ago by time to read
what a fun book for young and old! some books are just like that!! even in Australia!!Published 1 day ago by Ingrid Byram
I don't know why everyone loves this book so much but for a kids book its okPublished 1 day ago by Stay at home military spouse/mom
I bought this for my 4 and 5 year old girls when my 4 year old mentioned she had a bad day. They love this story and it always makes them feel better.Published 2 days ago by RG
A true classic! My daughter and I saw the movie together (which is only very loosely based on the book) before reading this book, and she absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Andrea R. Caruso
cute story but what I thought it would be. the movie will be betterPublished 4 days ago by arlene M. Roberts