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

Written by Judith Viorst • Illustrated by Ray Cruz

Reviewed by Ethan H. (age 7)

Dear Reader, Do you like funny books? I know most kids do! This book’s title is Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Alexander is a kid who is having a bad day. I know that Alexander is having a bad day because it shows it in the illustrations. He wakes up with gum in his hair, then the first thing he does when he gets out of bed is trip on his skateboard. He also drops his sweater in the sink. The picture shows what he looks like in the morning when he is upset. It is a very funny picture. He needs to be more careful!

I can make a connection because when I wake up and have a fight with my mom, I have a bad day too.

I thought it was funny when Alexander got mad at his friend Paul because he said he wasn't his best friend anymore. He said he hoped the next time he got an ice-cream cone that it falls off and and lands in Australia!

I hope that now you agree with me that Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a funny book!


Ethan H.

Ethan H. is a student in Ms. Babik's 2nd Grade Class