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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972)

by Judith Viorst

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Series: Alexander by Judith Viorst (1)

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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

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A funny and insightful book that captures the challenges of childhood with humor and empathy.
  alexablocker | Apr 1, 2024 |
used copy at Powells Cedar Hill - think I can request it brought to Burnside online
  Overgaard | Mar 23, 2024 |
A super hilarious book, we follow Alexander and this awful day as it unfolds Infront of him. On this particular day, nothing can seem to go right and it's really making Alexander mad. This book teaches kids that everyone has bad days eventually and it teaches them to help face them. I would say that this book is perfect for kids around the ages of 5-8
  Cbonham21 | Mar 1, 2024 |
A black and white illustrated book that everyone can relate to! Alexander could tell it was going to be a bad day after he woke up with gum in his hair, since he went to bed with gum in his hair. As he is getting out of bed he trips on his skateboard. He visits his dad at work and things go wrong there too. When he returns home there is kissing on t.v. and that is not good either. It doesn't matter where Alexander goes something bad happens. In the end he thinks about going/moving to Australia. This book is a great reminder that even though bad things happen, there are good things that happen in our day too. ( )
  satnightfevre | Feb 16, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-3 Awards/Honors: None
  malquistamber | Dec 7, 2023 |
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For Robert Lescher, with love and thanks.
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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.
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On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

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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.
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