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  • Jun 16, 2010

This is a great book about the life of a child who is having a horrible day!  For him, it seems that everything that possibly could go wrong is going wrong and it keeps happening over and over again! This is a good book with a strong life lesson telling you that no matter how much goes wrong today, tomorrow is a brand new day! My 2 year old really loves reading this book and he laughs and finds it funny that Alexander is having a terrible, no good, very bad day!  I think the illustrations are great too! No matter what kind of day you are having I am sure that anyone who reads this book will laugh and be able to relate to at least a couple aspects of it!  I did first read this book to my 2 year old when he seemed to be having his own version of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and even though it didn't completely fix his day it did make him laugh a couple times and let him take his mind off of it.  I could tell that my son really enjoyed watching Alexander struggle with all of the bad things that life seemed to be throwing at him that day, every tiny little thing that is! This is a book that I enjoyed throughout my childhood and I hope that my son will be able to enjoy it for a long time too!  This is just an all around good classic children's book!

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review by . June 17, 2010
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is, as the title suggests, a list of all the things that go wrong in Alexander's awful day. These things range from Alexander's friend demoting him to the rank of third best friend and having to watch kissing on TV, a thing which Alexander despises. I read this book when I was a child and would recommend it to any parent looking for a good and funny children's book, especially if their child is also having a bad day.   …
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
Excellent children's book. Can be a bit tiring to read aloud, but good nonetheless
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
life lessons galore!
review by . July 01, 2010
I loved this book as a child, because it showed me that it was ok to experience emotions, and to live through them. I eventually grew up and read this book to my children, who also love it.   I think its a testament to the book that after all these years, I sometimes refer to bad days as, "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" days!
review by . June 29, 2010
 This is quite a comiical story.  Alexander is one of three children in his household.  Nothing goes his way during the story.  He has trouble with his milk and cereal as well as trouble at school and even getting fit with a brand new pair of shoes.   I enjoyed this book when my daughter was young.  I also read it to the students in my class especially when everything seems to go wrong.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Loved the book when i was a kid.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
super cute kid's book!!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I was given this as a gift when I was having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day myself... it always makes me smile!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
My middle daughter still thinks this is one of the best books ever!!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
loved this book as a kid!
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 On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
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ISBN-10: 1416985956 (hbk. : Spl. Ltd ed.)
ISBN-13: 9781416985952 (hbk. : Spl. Ltd. ed.)
Author: Judith Viorst
Genre: Picture Books
Publisher: Atheneum
Date Published: September 22, 2009
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