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

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

Illustrated by: Ray Cruz
For Ages: 6 - 9
  • 4
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 worse...
His 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.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689711732 | 
  • July 1987 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6 | 
  • Lexile AD970L

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Posted on Tips on Life & Love

Posted by Sharon Knolle

Children's books have made for some of our very favorite films, including The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Jungle Book.

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About the Author

Judith Viorst
Credit: Milton Viorst

Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children’s picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

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