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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [Paperback]

By Judith Viorst (Author) & Ray Cruz (Illustrator)
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Item description for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz...

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

Publishers Description
The perennially popular tale of Alexander's worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child's bookshelf.
Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse...
His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV
This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

Awards and Recognitions
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Georgia Children's Book Award - 1977 Winner - Picture Storybook category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Newsweek - 03/09/2009 page 16
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 753
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 715
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/31/1998
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1031

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Atheneum
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 9.6" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 1987
Publisher   Aladdin
Age  6-9
ISBN  0689711735  
ISBN13  9780689711732  
UPC  076714004993  

Availability  304 units.
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More About Judith Viorst & Ray Cruz

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Judith Viorst is the author of many books for children, including the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and its sequels. She lives with her husband, Milton, in Washington, D.C.
Lane Smith is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He also wrote and illustrated Madam President, John, Paul, George & Ben, and It's a Book, which were all New York Times bestsellers. He lives with book designer Molly Leach in rural Connecticut and can be visited at

Judith Viorst currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.

Judith Viorst has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Alexander (Hardcover)
  2. Classic Board Books
  3. If I Were in Charge of World A145 P
  4. Junior Library Guild Selection (Atheneum)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( V ) > Viorst, Judith
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Emotions & Feelings > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Classics > Alexander
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
8Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Stress > Anger Management

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Reviews - What do customers think about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?

Timeless story  Jun 5, 2008
My daughter loves this book as a bedtime story. She is so enthralled with how bad Alexander thinks he has it. I love the book and my little bookworm loves it too!
Consider it a new classic  Jun 4, 2008
A wonderful book that gives children valedation that it is ok and normal to have bad days. Lovely. Will buy for all my grandchildren.
terrific  May 24, 2008
absoultely terrific, my daughter loved this book and it helped her express her feelings better.
Got a Grumpy Kindergartner?  May 22, 2008
Kids have good days and bad days. If you're kindergartner isn't adjusting well, this may be the ticket. It tells the story of Alex who is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bady day.
Good Reading!!  May 21, 2008
RE: Alexancer and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

This book was just introduced to my twin Grandchildren who are in kindergarten. They absolutely loved it and it helps them recognize letters & words. Pretty soon they'll be reading the book to me!!

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