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

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Jul 15, 1987 - 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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Not really formated for storytelling. - LibraryThing
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

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User Review  - Kelsly93 - LibraryThing

This book can be used as a mentor text for the children to be able to relate to it when coming up with ideas for writing. It can recall a time that they had a difficult day. Read full review

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User Review  - peyrobs - LibraryThing

Well considering I read the book and saw the movie, I think its safe to say I love this story! It could be to read on the first day of school and to let your class know that no matter what goes on outside of class, to come to school knowing its okay. Everyone has bad days. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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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