Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Aladdin Books, 1972 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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I also love the gentle rhythm of the writing. - LibraryThing
Great illustrations, fun story, a classic! - LibraryThing
The pictures and the topic are wonderfully wrought. - LibraryThing
It has a great lesson and has very good illustrations. - LibraryThing
It has great pictures that work well with the story. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are very good also. - LibraryThing

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I really enjoyed reading this book! It was filled with humor and amazing illustrations. The plot flowed really well, and the writing was simplistic and easy to understand. This is a great story to get ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Alexander had a very wickedly bad day wherein nothing went right. While in comparison to things adults face, Alexander's problems are minuscule, to him, his life on this particular day is so bad that he wishes to flee to Australia. The book is cute, silly, comical and delightful! Read full review


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Judith Viorst says that she has been writing always -- "or at least since I was seven or eight, when I composed an ode to my dead parents, both of whom were alive and well and, when they read my poem, extremely annoyed." She has written many books for children, including the acclaimed Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, If I Were in Charge of the World...and Other Worries, and I'll Fix Anthony as well as several books of poetry and prose for adults. She is also a contributing editor to Redbook magazine. Mrs. Viorst lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Milton, a political writer. They have three sons -- Anthony, Nicholas, and Alexander.

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