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

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

Book - 1990
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Publisher: Livonia, MI : Seedlings Braille Books for Children, 1990
Characteristics: ii, 14 p. of braille ; 28 cm

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On the big screen October 2014

October 10 2014 release: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1698641/?ref_=nv_sr_1

This is a great way to talk about feelings and can help make any kid’s awful day look pretty OK by comparison. As Alexander’s mom tells him, “Some days are just like that.” Preach. Source: en.wikipedia.org


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spleanna
Aug 24, 2017

I love this book and so does my 7 year old daughter. SHe loves the bit about Australia. I think it is great for children to see that everyone has a bad day and can relate to that and not feel alone when they do. I like the end that the mom makes the point that everyone has bad days no matter where they are in the world. Very witty and imaginative. I love the writing of this book and the humor.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 24, 2017

Kids like this book, but being a parent, I find Alexander a little whiny, you know? We all have bad days, but it could be worse Alexander. Like you could be a Syrian refugee or your last name could be Trump. Like the artwork.

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emlariviere
May 30, 2017

My 2 year old and I both Love this book. Great moral to this story as you can have bad days anywhere you go (although sometimes it's nice to dream about escaping those bad days whatever age you are). It's fun to read in character of a young boy complaining and my daughter loves to say the VERY bad day part.

Only downside is - I wish they would update the book with bright colour pictures.

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KSW0211
Feb 22, 2017

We love this book! My 3 year old loves to repeat when I saw VERY bad day! He's a young three, and sometimes I have to reel him back in. But, this will be a classic we'll read hundreds of times over the next several years and it'll continue to be a favorite as it was in my childhood.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 3-5. What a day! Alexander gets gum in his hair, trips over his skateboard, and drops his sweater in the sink with the water running. He decides he wants to move to Australia, but as his mom says, some days are like that, even in Australia.

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adscott
Jan 15, 2015

This book earns five stars from me.

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brenna_noelle
Sep 02, 2014

I still remember this book after having read it in elementary school, then watching the film. It's a great book that can apply to anyone :)

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Rachel_Em
Aug 26, 2014

"Some days are like that. Even in Australia." Really, who hasn't wanted to pack it in and move far, far away after a particularly bad day? Alexander's story is one that we can all relate to, and even as we experience all the bad things happening to him we know that all will be well tomorrow. Funny and reassuring, especially for the younger school-age set.

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mmcbeth29
Aug 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite children's books. Every one has bad days. This is the story of Alexander who wakes up to a horrible day. Nothing can seem to go right. But in the end, he goes to bed where he reflects that some days are simply terrible, horrible and no good. It is implied that all will be well tomorrow.
I love this book because there are days where it seems everything and everyone is ganging up against us. But then the day ends and another day beings and all is well. I used to use this book in my classroom for 4th and 5th graders. We talked about bad days and how to cope.

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orange_horse_237
Jul 09, 2014

This book was good. If Alexander didn't get a seat by the window, he would be car sick and he compared everything to Australia.

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Jan 15, 2015

"I think I'll move to Australia"

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