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

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 22, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Poor Alexander! He woke up with gum in his hair; his mom forgot to put dessert in his lunch bag; there were lima beans for dinner, and kissing on TV -- even the cat refuses to sleep in his bed. Some days are just like that. Alexander's awful day is the perfect lead-off for this collection of funny, touching stories about the ups and downs of childhood -- from imaginary monsters to saying goodbye to a family pet. Judith Viorst's insightful and humorous stories are the perfect antidote to any child's "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Audio Contains: Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Rosie and Michael Mama Says There Ain't Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things The Tenth Good Thing About Barney If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries.

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User Review  - lovemyinduction -

This is the very cute book that was made in to a movie. You might call it a classic at this point. Its told from a boys point of view and is funny in a kids sense of humor kind of way. Read full review

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User Review  - freewholly -

Poor Alexander.I have enjoyed reading and sharing this book many times. I have read it to my children. I have read it to school children. I have read it to church groups. I have gifted it to friends ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; adult fiction and nonfiction including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses; poetry for children and adults; and four musicals. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.

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