Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Classic Book - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I was not planning on posting this book for this month's classic book but we've been sick and have just been having some not so great days. From the blogs I've been reading the cold and flu season seems to be making it's rounds. So this month's classic book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Day by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz . The title pretty much says it all. Poor Alexander wakes up to the start of a not so good day that just continues on it's not so great course. I must confess this book was a favorite of mine as a child. We all have days that things just don't go as well as they could. You make it through them though and the next day is bound to be better. There's a nice use of humor in this book, I love the ability to find humor in things that go wrong. I would recommend it for older kids ages 5 and up. It's a fun read to share on days like we've been having. But we're better now and I have another fun grouchy read to share with you all soon.


  1. Oh yes, that book is a classic! I love the colorful cover art also. It's so important for kids to learn to understand and appreciate humor.

  2. oh my goodness... i have this book almost memorized from when i was a kid! LOVE this story!

  3. My oldest LOOOOVED this book when she was little!