Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz
     
 

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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.

What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Brandon West
Alexander is a young boy who is having the worst day of his life. He wakes up with gum in his hair and does not receive a prize in his cereal box. This is just the tip of the iceberg. His day quickly becomes even more tumultuous. He is scolded at school and struggles to learn how to navigate his social world. While it would seem that Alexander is the main perpetrator in letting his day get out-of-control, Vorst does a great job of presenting a child’s perspective. It is easy to relate to Alexander’s plight, and this is might be why the title continues to be a favorite among children and adults alike. This edition presents Alexander’s full story in the form of a board book. This is a unique choice, since the reading level of the text is much higher than the book’s format would suggest. It might also be difficult for a young child to sit through the lengthy story. Color has been added to this version of the book, but only to the illustrations of Alexander. In a way, this adds to the sense of Alexander’s feeling of being misunderstood. Given that this title is available in picture book format, this board book is probably suited best for parents looking for a more complex story to read to their young children. Reviewer: Brandon West; Ages 3 to 5.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689711732
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/15/1987
Series:
Alexander Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
22,156
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
AD970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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