“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1972.
Reading Level: Lexile 970L
Synopsis: Alexander is having a terrible day. Nothing seems to go his way. He thinks moving to Australia would solve his problems. His mom ends up telling him that all people have bad days sometimes, even in Australia.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: funny read aloud about bad days
Content Area Connections:
Literacy- cause and effect
Possible Areas of Concern: long run-on sentences