Alexander and the terrible book

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alexander and the terrible book

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day : Judith Viorst :

I Mean It! From the moment Alexander wakes up, things just go wrong in his way. As he gets up, the chewing gum that's in his mouth last night somehow ends up in his hair. He trips on the skateboard. He drops his sweater in the sink while the water is running.
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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY - kids book bed time story read aloud

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

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Today Judith Viorst, author, poet, and journalist, celebrates her birthday. She became known as a writer through her Redbook columns, full of witty and stylish prose, often about family life. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney helps children process grief about the death of a beloved cat, as the family states positive things about him at his burial. She always knew she wanted to be an author and actually began her career writing about her parents at the age of seven. However, these pieces got her into a bit of hot water; she had constructed odes to her dead parents though they were still very much living—and annoyed.

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Alexander is not having a great day. He has to endure gum in his hair, sitting in the middle of the backseat, third-best-friend status, no dessert at lunch, lima beans, railroad pajamas, and kissing on TV—all in one day! 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. Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day , which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus ; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses ; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. What Are You Mad About? By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Must redeem within 90 days.

From the moment Alexander wakes up, everything goes wrong! He wakes up with gum in his hair, fights with his friends, and has to eat lima beans for dinner. At the end of his rough day, Alexander learns some days are just like that. All kids experience this type of day, and will be glad to find they are not alone! He wakes up with gum in his hair, doesn't get a seat by the window during carpool, doesn't get dessert in his lunch, is rebuffed by his friends on the playground, has to get a cavity fixed at the dentist, and has to eat lima beans for dinner. The difficult situations Alexander finds himself in, and his way of dealing with them, are what makes this book ripe for philosophical discussion.


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