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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No…

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (original 1972; edition 1987)

by Judith Viorst (Author)

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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.
Title:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Authors:Judith Viorst (Author)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (1987), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (1972)


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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 1-2
ALA Notable Children's Book
George G. Stone Center of Recognition Merit Award
Georgia Children's Book Award
  SEldridge | Dec 8, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-3 Awards/Honors: None
  malquistamber | Dec 7, 2023 |
This book had a lot of potential to teach the concept that bad days happen, but it failed to teach any ways to cope with it. ( )
  angelicavenegas | Aug 31, 2023 |
Blech. I'm sorry but I hate this book. I really don't think it belongs on a child's bookshelf. I find this book about terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days one where NO ONE GROWS OR MOVES ON. Alexander just whines and complains. I'm over it.

I really am bummed this was the October book for My First Books. ( )
  msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 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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