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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.
This is a long time favorite of ours. It is a story that I wanted to share with all of my grandchildren. Even grown-ups have terrible days, so it is still a winner with me.Published 18 hours ago by Elaine F. Fry
This was a book required by my daughter's online school. It is very cute, and I think it will teach her to take each day with a grain of salt. Good read for kindergartners.Published 22 hours ago by Cheri m James
I had to buy this book just to savor my childhood memories. It was one of my favorites growing up. I am 35 and still love it! Read this to your kids, it's a classic!Published 1 day ago by Jennifer Stiles
Have loved this book for many years, as have my boys. Problem, however, that the print is way too small for me to see easily. Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. Gant
Excellent book for children up to the fourth grade. The pictures may seem like a book for preschoolers but they add so much to the emotions and events that they open up a window... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jimbo Carmine
Great, classic book, but terrible to read on the Kindle. The print is too small.Published 9 days ago by Kristina Lasher