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"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day."
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.
Objecting loudly to his family's plans to relocate, the hero of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day "makes a gratifying return," said PW. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A classic. Must have book in any family library. A way to teach kids...everyone has bad days...even in australiaPublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Plant to use the thoughts and behaviors to show how attitude affects actions. .Published 13 days ago by Jewelz
I love this book because we've all had those days where everything that could go wrong does! My kids love to read this book, it's relatable and engaging. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Madison T. Edwards
My daughter enjoyed the book and the pictures very much.Published 24 days ago by jacqueline pichirilo
My son found this book at Barnes and Noble. He was so excited that we just had to buy it. This book is about a boy named Alexander having a day where things do not go his way. Read morePublished 26 days ago by God's Grace
We love this book--my son are I read it together as one of his bedtime stories and he enjoys it every time. I'm sure he feels like he can relate sometimes :)Published 1 month ago by MJB727