Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst
Illustrator: Ray Crutz
Publisher: www.simonsays.com
Publication Date: 1972
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Audience: Pre K- 2

Overview: Have you ever woken up with gum in your hair, been yelled at by your teacher, your mom forget to put a dessert in your lunch, been tripped by your brother, get a cavity at the dentist, eat lima beans for dinner, and had to wear your not so favorite pjs to bed? Well this is what happened to Alexander all in one day. He was having the worst day in the entire world, but was it really? Find out for yourself in this entertaining tale of how a little boys day could be so horrible!

Activity: Have you ever had a bad day before? Write down two things that happened to you today that were not your favorite. Then write down three things that happened to you today that were good or that you are thankful for. How can our bad days help us appreciate our good days?

Reviewer’s Name: Tara Hart