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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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When Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, he thinks that maybe it's going to be a bad day. When he trips on the skateboard by his bed and drops his sweater in the sink, he knows it's going to be even worse than he thought. His brothers find fabulous prizes in their cereal boxes; he finds cereal. His best friends get fancy desserts in their lunch boxes; Mom forgets dessert. From being scrunched in the car on the way to school all the way to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV (yuck!), the day just keeps getting worse. It's enough to make him want to move to Australia. A popular and prolific author of children's books, Judith Viorst writes so that kids can recognize themselves in her stories. Johnny Heller's sympathetic reading lets the child in everybody identify with Alexander's predicament and his temptation to go somewhere far away.

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Format:
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
10/01/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781490658216
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
840

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Judith Viorst. (2014). Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Judith Viorst. 2014. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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Judith Viorst. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2014.

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        Objecting loudly to his family's plans to relocate, the hero of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day "makes a gratifying return," said PW. Ages 5-8.

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        Sometimes nothing beats a short dose of audio. Three recently released collections from HarperChildren's Audio just may fill the bill. Fans of Judith Viorst's picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day know that things look grim when Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. Now listeners can relive Alexander's adventures and hear other selections including Rosie and Michael and The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, all found on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day and Other Stories and Poems by Judith Viorst, read by Blythe Danner.

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