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

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ISBN13: 9780689711732
ISBN10: 0689711735
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Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.

And it got worse...

His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!

This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

Synopsis:

Viorst's classic tale of a little boy who must accept the reality that "some days are like that," when everything he does goes awry, is one of her most popular works. "The clever text shines."--"School Library Journal," starred review. ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.

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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Judith Gips, July 10, 2013 (view all comments by Judith Gips)
One of my favorite children's books, though I am too old to have encountered it aqs a child.. I read this one to my child and to innumerable other children in schools, residential treatment programs, day care, at home and in libraries, and it never ceases to put a wry smile on my face, especially when I'm having a frustrating day myself. "Alexander and the Terrible...Day" didactic in a very gentle ironic voice; some days *are* just like that, even in the mythic "Australia" where Alexander imagines he should be able to escape the flat tires and spilled ink and groceries of everyday life. When I am tired of cloying New Age sweetness, on the one hand, and despair on the other, I can pull out the tale of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and put it all in perspective. Thank you Judith Viorst for this enduring gem.
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sp879418, July 13, 2009 (view all comments by sp879418)
Thought this was a great book when I was younger; in elementary school, we had a day where 2 of the classes got together to recite lines in front of parents...we had to act it out and all! I am older now, but I just had a conversation about the book with my boyfriend. He used to love this book when he was younger because he thought the book was written about him since his name is Alex. He says he used to read it every time he experienced a bad day.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689711732
Author:
Viorst, Judith
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Cruz, Ray
ill.:
Cruz, Ray
Author:
Cruz, Ray
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Alexander (Fictitious character: Viorst)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Alexander; terrible, horrible; no good, very bad; Steve Carell; Jennifer Garner; bad day; Alexander movie; behavior; cranky; bad mood; feeling blue; moving to Australia; feelings; how are you feeling; emotions; emotional
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
July 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.5 x 10 in 4.06 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
6-9

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"Synopsis" by , Viorst's classic tale of a little boy who must accept the reality that "some days are like that," when everything he does goes awry, is one of her most popular works. "The clever text shines."--"School Library Journal," starred review. ALA Notable Children's Book. Full color.
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