Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday

Written by Judith Viorst • Illustrated by Ray Cruz

Reviewed by Najib Y. (age 7)

This story is about a kid who was rich for a day. Alexander was mad because he did not have money like his brothers did. He only had bus tokens. When his Grandma came over, she gave him a dollar. He wanted to spend it but his dad told him to save it for college. His brother told him to buy a new face with it at the downtown store. He bought bubble gum and then got mad because it stopped tasting good. He told his friend David he would give him a nickel for the bubble gum in his mouth. He made bets with his friends but lost. He even rented a snake. At the end of the day Alex had nothing.

I recommend this story to all second graders. I like this book very much because it reminds me of myself. I remember when I started to earn and save money. It also reminds me of when my dad gave me my first dollar.

Najib Y. is a student in Mrs. Wicketts' 2nd Grade Class
2000-2001