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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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About The Book
From children’s book legend Judith Viorst comes the perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a story that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
Alexander could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.
What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
Now available as an oversize board book edition—the perfect size for a lap—this funny and endearing story that has delighted readers for more than forty years includes artwork that showcases Alexander (and only Alexander) in full color, underscoring the comic misery of his awful day.
About The Illustrator
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.
- Publisher: Little Simon (June 3, 2014)
- Length: 34 pages
- ISBN13: 9781481414128
- Grades: P - P
- Ages: 2 - 4
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Awards and Honors
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- Reading Rainbow Book
- Georgia Children's Book Award
- George G. Stone Center Recognition Of Merit
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Board Book 9781481414128
Author Photo (jpg): Judith Viorst
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More books from this illustrator: Ray Cruz
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