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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst

Published
ISBN : 9780590421447
32 pages
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 About the Book 

I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now theres 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 aMoreI went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now theres 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. So begin the trials and tribulations of the irascible Alexander, who has been earning the sympathy of readers since 1972. 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. As Alexanders day progresses, he faces a barrage of bummers worthy of a country- western song: getting smushed in the middle seat of the car, a dessertless lunch sack, a cavity at the dentists office, stripeless sneakers, witnessing kissing on television, and being forced to sleep in railroad-train pajamas. He resolves several times to move to Australia.Judith Viorst flawlessly and humorously captures a childs testy temperament, rendering Alexander sympathetic rather than whiny. Our heros gum-styled hair and peevish countenance are artfully depicted by Ray Cruzs illustrations. An ALA Notable Book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a great antidote to bad days everywhere, sure to put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces. (Ages 5 to 9)