Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
The perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.
Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.
And it got worse…
His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!
Alexander is having a bad day. His brothers are mean to him. His mommy and daddy yelled at him. He wants to go away where people are nice to him. Sometimes I have bad days and I don’t like them. But Mommy and Daddy still love me. I still love them.
A classic book that will always teach kids it’s okay to have a bad day. It’s okay for things to not go the way you want. The next day things might get better.
The one major thing lacking in this book is the mom or dad hugging Alex. There’s no acknowledgement of Alexander having a bad day, but still being loved and cared for. There’s no understanding from his parents that it’s okay to make mistakes and get in trouble, it’s okay be be angry. There’s no reassurance that tomorrow will be a better day.
AJ actually asked why his mommy didn’t hug him and tell him she loves him to the moon and back. I thought it was a valid question. What do you think about that?