Alexander And The
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
by Ray Cruz (Illustrator),
page designed by: Taya Combs
Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is one of my favorite books I have read.
like this book because, when I was
younger I had days like this, and I felt just like Alexander
felt. Alexander started
off having a bad day when he woke up with the gum in his hair because
he forgot to take it out
his mouth before going to sleep. Then after her woke up and got ready
to get out of bed he tripped
over the skateboard and mistakenly dropped he shirt in the water. His
day started off as a
ready for school he went downstairs
to eat breakfast, terrible,
no good, very bad day. When
of his brothers got toys in their cereal boxes and he got nothing but
cereal. On the way to
school he had to sit in the middle because
Mrs. Becky let the other children sit by the window. Alexander said that he was smashed
,but no one heard him. Once he arrived at school his
teacher, Mrs. Dickens, didn't say much about
Alexander's' invisible castle, so he felt like she didn't like it.
day during school, Alexander sang
to loud and counted wrong. At recess Alexander's' friend, Paul,
he didn't want to be Alexander's'
friend anymore. Alexander
felt all alone. At lunch
was eating there dessert,
Alexander had to watch because his mother forgot to pack him one in his
lunch. After school was
Alexander had to go to the dentist, and he was the only one with
a cavity. Outside the
office, Alexander tripped and fell in the mud and got all dirty.
he got up he started to
fight his brother and his mother caught him, and he got in trouble.
When it was time for him
to get some new shoes, the store didn't have the colors he wanted so he
had to get plain white ones.
On the way home, they stopped
by to pick up his dad from work. His dad
told him don't touch anything
and be careful. Alexander
knocked over all his papers, and his dad told
him don't come back to
pick him up from work. It
was time for dinner and the food that
Alexander hated the most in the world, lima beans, is what that had.
His bath water was to hot, and
soap got into his eyes while he took
he bath. He had to wear
railroad pajamas to bed, the ones he hates. Once he got ready for bed
the pillow he was given
was gone and the night light burned out. Alexander was definitely
having a terrible,horrible,
no good, very bad day.
Critical Thinking Questions:
1. Have you every had a bad day
like Alexander? Explain.
2. Describe what you think will
happen to Alexander the next day?