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

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Grades K - 3Grades 2 - 10M3.7741
He 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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on June 1, 1972 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0689300727
ISBN-13: 9780689300721
4 Book Reviews
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  • olliebob
    olliebobMonday, May 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm44 starsFeatured
    Okay, I know this is a little kid's book and I'm a freshman in high school, but I just thought I'd do a review about it. This book is relatable, funny, and random. Alexander was having a bad day from the moment he woke up and found gum in his hair to the lima beans for dinner. He thought about moving to Australia. We all have bad days, from not getting the seat we want to tripping over a skateboard, sometimes things just don't go our way. I think this book shows us that it's okay to have a bad day, it happens to everyone, but don't let it get the best of you. You can still turn things around.
    • snuggle
      snuggleFriday, April 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm22 stars
      It was a great book but I didn't like it as much.
      • liamh
        liamhWednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm
        this is an odd book
        • teacher_2050
          Kristyn WalgrenTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:34 am
          Everyone has a day where nothing seems to go right. We can all relate to how Alexander is feeling when we have a bad day. But we know that tomorrow is a new day and we can turn it around to have a good day!