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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User Review  - thnguyen - LibraryThing

Everything seems to be going wrong in Alexander's life that day and I think most children can relate to it. Some part was funny and the kids will laugh at those parts. I will let my students know even if they're having a bad today, tomorrow will be a better one. Read full review

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User Review  - margan1 - LibraryThing

Although I felt terribly bad for Alexander, this was my first time ever reading this childrens book, and I enjoyed it. First, I loved how descriptive Alexander was throughout the book. “On my way ... 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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