This is Alex. He is having a bad day. He woke up with gum in his hair. He has no dessert in his lunch box. Plus there’s lima beans for dinner! This is his response to his very bad, no good day:
Take a dip into this funny children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, and share some laughter with a child. Discover together all the bad things that happen to Alex that day and if moving to Australia will make things get better.
Personally, this is one of my favoriate children’s book because it takes a bad take and turns it into laughter. With Alex’s simple response ofI’ll just move to Australia, it makes it seem that everything will be better. However, at the end of the book, Alex realizes that perhaps he doesn’t need to move to Australia. I love how this book teaches children that it’s ok to have bad days. It’s ok to feel sad or mad about something. However, running away from the issue doesn’t solve the problem. It’s important to talk about how you feel. This book ties together humor and emotions, bringing a smile to a child’s face and teaching them a life lesson along the way.