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

Judith Viorst Ray Cruz

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

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day The perennially popular tale of Alexander s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child s bookshelf Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair And

  • Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Author: Judith Viorst Ray Cruz
  • ISBN: 9780689711732
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • The perennially popular tale of Alexander s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child s bookshelf.Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.And it got worseHis best friend deserted him There was no dessert in his lunch bag And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV This handsome nThe perennially popular tale of Alexander s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child s bookshelf.Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.And it got worseHis best friend deserted him There was no dessert in his lunch bag And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst s classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

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    One thought on “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    1. Robin Hobb on said:

      Who hasn't had this sort of a day? For Alexander, it starts out bad and just gets worse and worse.A great book to share with a kid who gets frustrated when 'everything seems to go wrong for me!'I love the illustrations in this, the simple situations gone bad, and Alexander's very real reactions to them.

    2. Michael Finocchiaro on said:

      My son and I adore this book! It is a wonderful story about a kid who is really having a tough time. Maybe he should move to Australia? The artwork is wonderful. This is the PERFECT book for kids who are feeling the blues and need a bit of perspective. Fantastic.

    3. Philip on said:

      I bought this book in 1989. Well, my parents bought it for me. There's a half-peeled-off sticker that says, MY BOOK in red bubble/block lettering with "Philip" scrawled on the name line. I was in first grade.I loved this book as a kid.I read it tonight to my daughters for the first time. I'm pretty sure they didn't understand the message that everybody has bad days, no matter where you are, but it was fun reading to them - all tucked in and what not.It was a nice piece of nostalgia for me, as we [...]

    4. Elyse on said:

      I've read dozens of Judith Viorst's books.(my kids had most of them).A new book is coming out soon! Sounds wonderful! Great books to give the grandchildren) . (Lisi & Jan)This review is in honor of *Jan*.who's daughter is having her first baby today!!!!!Congratulations, JAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My candle is glowing . honor of the new Bambino!!!! Sooooooooooo Happy for you 'grandma'!

    5. Patrick on said:

      One of the all-time classics. I loved this one as a kid, and I love it all the more as a grown-up reading it to my boys.I'm dimly aware they made a movie based on the book, though I have no idea why. If you watched the movie and haven't read this book, I fear you're done yourself a great injustice. Please consider picking up the book. It's well worth your time.

    6. Ben on said:

      "Some days are like that Even in Australia."This is one of those books that has so many levels (like a parfait, or an onion). It begs for multiple readings. On one level it is the story of Alexander, an ordinary kid whose day doesn't go as he wants it to. Yet it is also a treatise on the human condition - our selfishness and self-centeredness, the travails and hardships that assail each person's life, and the resolute courage needed to stand our ground and live our lives where we find ourselves, [...]

    7. midnightfaerie on said:

      Not so much for preschool because it's a more formulated story and it's in black and white, but my 5 yr old loves it. About a boy who just has a bad day, something any kid can relate to. A great story.

    8. Ronyell on said:

      “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (whew what a title) is a children’s book by Judith Viorst along with illustrations by Ray Cruz and it is about how a young boy named Alexander who ends up having a terrible day. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is truly one of the most memorable books ever created!I have clearly enjoyed this book as Judith Viorst has done a great job at writing this book and Ray Cruz’s illustrations also contri [...]

    9. Anne on said:

      My oldest son loved this book when he was younger. I must have read it a hundred times to him!

    10. Kelly H. (Maybedog) on said:

      One of my favorite books ever. In middle school, I used it as a monologue to audition for a part. I got it because the director had never heard of it and thought it was hilarious. It wasn't hard to get right, either, as it's easy to whine and pout and act angry. I hear there's a movie coming out which is odd. I have no idea what they'll do because there's not enough plot here to fill a short, but just in case, I recommend you read it now before you hear anything about any film. Form your own imp [...]

    11. Christine Berger on said:

      I know this is a beloved classic, but I just didn't care for it. I think my kid just takes it literally, that this boy is having a bad day and nothing is fair, and sympathizes with him. But from an adult's perspective, he's an obnoxious little whiner who resorts to saying mean things and hitting, plus he does a lot of blaming his mom for things that don't go right ("guess whose mom forgot dessert?") which sets a disrespectful example. I think by the time a kid gets old enough for the intended me [...]

    12. Kathy on said:

      One of my favorite childhood books because somedays are like thateven in Australia!

    13. Maria on said:

      This picturebook is famous among teachers. The story is about a naughty boy who describes how his day went from morning to night time. Alexander, the youngest boy in the story, and the narrator as well, had to endure bad incidents in school, at the dentist office, with his brothers and mom while shopping for shoes, at his Dad’s office, and back at home. I have to admit there is humor in all these bad things happening to this boy throughout the day. I connect to the story because I have two boy [...]

    14. Eslam Mohammed on said:

      ONLY 32 pages but if well-passionately written it will count as 300,Have you ever had a bad day?,silly formula,OK after rephrasing Have you ever had your just share of bad days,and mostly the horrible ,terrible ones?,,,How did you handle the whole situation?, What about your family and friends?, Did they participate in alleviating the burden,or as usual added their own vicious touch?Alexander told us,shared his own misfortunes and disappointments from childish vivid humorous perspective,which ga [...]

    15. Magpie67 on said:

      Truly the best children's book out there. I first read this book when I was in elementary school and since then have read it multiple times to my children, the children I babysat and today to my mentee, a fifth grader who had never heard of the book before I mentioned it. I will never forget the day I walked into my Chemistry class quoting "I'm having a terrible, horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and have my partner finish it with me. Kindred spirits. I use this phrase on those days when life is [...]

    16. ➸ Gwen de Sade on said:

      I bought this for my little brother (4) because I'm religiously stalking Patrick Rothfuss' children's book reviews. He's not just a great Author, he's also a real cute Daddy, btw. The book itself is lovely, I highly recommend it. Can't wait to read it to my little Brothers.

    17. Kayla Gallup on said:

      Alexander believes that he is having such a terrible day that he coins the day a terrible, bad, no good, very bad day. A bunch of things go wrong and Alexander has a negative outlook on everything and believes everything would be in Australia. However, his mom reminds him and the reader that we all will have very terrible, bad days.

    18. Alison Strandell on said:

      This book is laugh out loud funny. Alexander has a hilariously rough day. We've all been there. There is repetition about the "grass being greener" in Australia, but even people in Australia have bad days, too. We love this book, and I can't wait to watch this movie with Vanessa when she is older.

    19. Katie Rybakova on said:

      One of my students presented this text and I reread it. I wanted to see the repetition. The moral is great, and it could be used in numerous grades to teach repetition. Would be an engaging project to have students rewrite with the same format about "the best day" or "the fun, amazing day."

    20. Christopher on said:

      A wonderful introduction to pessimistic philosophy and nihilist literature for little ones.I hadn't read this since I was a kid, but I knew what to expect. Alexander was going to have a bad day, but on the last page he would go to bed and dream sweet dreams and wake up to a better tomorrow. "It's okay to have bad days. We will have a better one tomorrow." That's not what I found; the ending shook me to my very core.I cracked it open with my two year old son last night and to my surprise, even th [...]

    21. Oliver Radtke on said:

      I am reading “Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” by Judith Viorst. The book is about a young boy named Alexander. His bad day starts when he wakes up with gum in his hair from when he was sleeping. Many bad things happened to this kid that makes it a bad day. Some examples are, not getting a toy from the cereal box, losing his best friend, not getting what he wanted in his lunch box, and he did not get the shoes with the stripe on it that he wanted. I did not like t [...]

    22. Mccalla on said:

      I read the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. It was about a young boy named Alex who wakes up to a start of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! He didn't get the window seat on the way to school and forgot the number sixteen during counting time. It gets worse, his mom forgot to pack him a dessert and took them to the dentist after school. Alex learns that moving to Australia would not solve his problems. Every once in a while you just se [...]

    23. Jamala Alkeshi on said:

      Okay, I did not like this book. I can sense that a lot of it is suppose to be humerous, but I didn't like the overall negative feeling the book has. Also I don't like how Alexander acts, I feel like he is setting a very bad example for children without a remedy. For example the reason why he was having a bad day is because he was having a bad attitude, and there was no mention of that, or moral to teach children that the way he was acting was wrong. Although I did not appreciate the content so m [...]

    24. Cindy on said:

      Were you aware that people have terrible, horrible days in Australia? Anyone who rates this book as less than 5 stars is a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, no good, very bad educator/parent. This is an essential book for children (boys and girls alike). It is the most remembered book of my childhood, and it's my children's favorite book as well. Teaches about feelings and how, as in life, some days are just crap. Children in my pre-k and Kindergarten classes LOVE this book and request it over and over again. [...]

    25. Holli on said:

      I think this book emphasizes just about every bad day we've all had. I originally heard it on one of the many episodes of Reading Rainbow I watched growing up. Although, I can probably appreciate it more now with how Murphy's Law has very much grown to love me on pretty much on a daily basis. A cute and fast read.

    26. Cai on said:

      Alexander just knew it was going to be a horrible day when he woke up. He just wants to move to Timbuktu.Daddy didn't like this book. It wasn't remarkable and we found it rather negative. While there is a message of how everyone has horrible days no matter where you live there was no positive focus. We borrowed this book from the local library.V @ 8 months old.

    27. Münevver on said:

      Çok tatlı bir kitaptı. Okurken gülmemek elde değil. :D Yani görüldüğü üzere bir çocuk kitabı, minnacık bir kitap ayrıca. Çocukların "sorun" dedikleri şeyler ve "kötü gün" dedikleri gün çok güzel incelenmiş. Ben sevdim. :D

    28. Athena Shardbearer on said:

      I read this one to my daughter, the spanish version and she loved it. I just seen they are making this into a movie and I hope they do!

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