Monday, June 15, 2009

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

by Judith Viorst


Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad. As Alexander's 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 dentist's office, stripeless sneakers, witnessing kissing on television, and being forced to sleep in railroad-train pajamas. He resolves several times to move to Australia.

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2 comments:

  1. I liked Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible,No Good,Very Bad Day beacause it reminds me of my horrible days days and when i think over it,it can sometimes make me laugh.I also like it beacuse it includes funny stuff about a kid being mean.Hardey Har Har.

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  2. Hi Jacky - you earn a heart for posting! This book is a classic; I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I like it for some of the same reasons you mentioned - even though it's about a 'bad' day, the book still makes me laugh.
    Keep up the good work!

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