I cribbed part of the title of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for my weekly personal blog, and then I thought maybe I should read it. I bought a copy for my great nephew’s sixth birthday.
It’s a really cute book, amusing for parents and something most kids can relate to as everything goes wrong for Alexander. He doesn’t get a toy in his cereal box and his brothers do, his teacher doesn’t like his art (an invisible castle), he gets in trouble for something his brother starts, and so on. Things that can make a kid miserable.
The art by Ray Cruz is good, too. This is a fun book for parents and offers a talking point for kids.