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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayby Judith Viorst
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An adorable story about a grumpy panda who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed
One morning, Pom Pom Panda wakes up on the wrong side of the bed . . . and then nothing goes right. He can't find his blanky, Timmington. And to make matters worse, his baby brother, Boo Boo, is playing with his favorite toy. Harrumph! By the time he arrives at school, Pom Pom is in a terrible mood. When his friends ask if he wants to play, that terrible mood comes pouring out: LEAVE ME ALONE!”
And that's exactly what happens, much to Pom Pom's surprise.
From the creator of Where Bear? comes an adorable story that'll be sure to cheer up any child (or parent) who woke up with a case of the grumps.
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
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.
About the Author
Judith Viorst has been writing for the more than ten years that she has been married, with a lot of helpful encouragement from her husband and three sons. She loves children's books and tries to write books that her own children will like--and in which they will sometimes recognize themselves. Her husband is also a free-lance writer, and he works at home as she does. As one of their children once explained, "My father is a typewriter, and I think my mother is too." One of the earlier books she produced is The Tenth Good Thing About Barney.
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