Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day By: Judith Viorst Illustrated by: Ray Cruz


This awesome book is full of humor and tells the tale of a boy experiencing a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" and thinking it might be better if he moves to Australia!  I love this book because it truly depicts how kids act when little things go wrong and how big they must seem to them!  The illustrations do an excellent job of displaying Alexanders emotions as he goes throughout his bad day. Your children will  love the character Alexander and will find many laughs in this book as he faces a whole day of bad luck. The picture to the right is Alexander displaying his disgust about having to wear his railroad-train pajamas that he hates!  Today my girls get to get their copy of the book signed by Judith Viorst because we are lucky enough to have her visiting our local library! 

" It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
My mom says some days are like that.  Even in Australia"

Me and my girls Emma & Isabela getting our copies of this book and Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest signed

The Author spoke to us and shared with us some of her poems today.  She is very witty and super funny!  Her books/poems are a true interpretation of marriage, kids, friendships and growing old and her use of humor makes it easy to laugh at everyday annoyances! Parents check out one of her books while you check out one of her children's books for your kid!

Here's to another great read!

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