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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman
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The Book That Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18) by Mary Pope Osborne
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Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean
Dragon's Teeth by Alex Irvine
Keys to the City by Joel Kostman
Guy Time by Sarah Weeks
Immaculate Deception by Courtney J. Webb
Is There a Monster Over There? by Sally O Lee
Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop
Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3) by Mary Pope Osborne
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Out of Time by John Marsden
Promotion Denied by Joseph W. Hoffler
Scary Party by Sue Hendra
Scat by Carl Hiaasen
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis
Shadows on the Walls of the Cave by Kate Wilhelm
Shriek: An Afterword by Jeff VanderMeer
Swim to Me by Betsy Carter
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House #19) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Travesties by Giselle Renarde
War, Women and the News by Catherine Gourley
The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley

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

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day cover art (Link goes to Powells)Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: 04/08/10

Although the illustrations in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst are firmly planted in the early 1970s, Alexander's bad day and his on-going grumpiness still rings true.

Alexander is having one of those days that starts off bad and gets worse. He has gum in his hair. He doesn't find a toy in his cereal when all his friends have. He gets squished in the middle of an old style VW bug on the way to school. He just can't get it together at school. And so forth and so on.

Like so many of us, Alexander just wants to run away from his problems. He'd rather go to Australia than continue facing his bad day. Heck, there are days when I'd like to that too!

The book has made such an impression on people especially of my generation that you will find many "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" blog posts. Very few of them are about the book or Alexander. They are all though about bad days.

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Comment #1: Friday, April, 9, 2010 at 15:52:57

Whitney

My brother loved this book when he was younger, and was an apt description of him during his teenager years. I guess we're all Alexander at some point.



Comment #2: Friday, April 2010 at 20:55:55

Pussreboots

My son loves the book. I think you're right; we are all Alexander at some point. Thanks for stopping by!



Comment #3: Friday, April, 9, 2010 at 17:59:00

April

I have always loved this book!!!!



Comment #4: Friday, April 10 2010 at 21:00:57

Pussreboots

The book has grown on me over time. I think I like it more as an adult than I did as a child.



Comment #5: Saturday, April, 10, 2010 at 14:47:35

InABox

Just hopping by from the Blog Hop. I loved this book when I was younger! I still use the title when I'm having a bad day. It cheers me up. :-)



Comment #6: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 14:07:44

Pussreboots

It's a good description for a bad day. Thank you for stopping by.