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Author Topic: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! - Judith Viorst  (Read 7052 times)

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« on: June 09, 2008, 09:20:11 AM »

Ds10 loves this story because he can identify with the really upset Alexander, and yet at the end of the story, Alexander and his Mom end up reconnecting.   He can see from this story that Alexander still has a good Mommy who loves him, and the can then draw parallels to this 'good' Mommy who reconnects with him.  Also, Ds10 realizes, as does Alexander, that "I'm going to move to Australia" isn't the solution, but can certainly take the tension out of the situation.  It's by Judith Viorst.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 05:59:50 PM »

Thanks anne;
   I love that book, and my youngest had such a hard time reading that this one kept coming out for several years!

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 01:32:57 PM »

i remember when i first read that book, when i was very young. 3rd grade maybe. and i went home from school and told my mom that i was moving to australia... i think she was wondering what exactly they teach those kids in school these days...


but really, its a great book. good for raddy readers!

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 03:50:29 PM »

I love this book!  love4 I used to read it to my elementary classroom kids once in awhile when we were having a tough day.  I read it to my kids.  I used to tell them I'm moving to Australia!!   sunny


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