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

Illustrated by Ray Cruz
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About The Book

The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is now a board book that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.

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! Maybe he’ll just move to Australia.

This funny and endearing story has delighted readers for more than forty years, and now it’s available as Classic Board Book with artwork that showcases Alexander—and only Alexander—in full color, underscoring the misery (and comedy) of his awful day.

About The Author
Photograph by Debbie Wager

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. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

About The Illustrator

Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Little Simon (January 2014)
  • Length: 34 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442498167
  • Grades: P - P
  • Ages: 2 - 4

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Awards and Honors
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Reading Rainbow Book
  • Georgia Children's Book Award
  • George G. Stone Center Recognition Of Merit
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