Alexander's day starts off with bubblegum in his hair and goes downhill from there. After his sweater drops in the sink he knows "it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Alexanader thinks he shold move to Australia barely after he's finished breakfast. throughout the day his siblings get better things they he does, no one listiens or sympathizes with him, and nothing seems to be going right (although sometimes it's questionable as to whether or not Alexander is to blame). by the time it's time for bed Alexander is still having an aweful day, but his mother tells him some days are like that. even in Australia.
1 I loved this book. reading this book always put my "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days" in perspective. on days where i felt that my day had been just as bad i could look at Alexander and say "hey that guys day was just as bad as mine." it was one of my favorite books as a kid because it always made me laugh at the ridiculous things that can happen in a day.
- Reading Age: 8 and up
- Reading Aloud Age: kindergarten to second grade
This book is great for kids who are young and like Alexander can get easily frustrated by times when they think the world is pitted against them. younger kids will appreciate the variety of situations they themselves may have been in. there is a brief mention of violence when Alexander gets in a fight with his brother on page 16.
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