Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Dad Day
Judith Viorst (1987), Aladdin Paperbacks
Alexander went to sleep with gum in his mouth and now there’s gum in his hair. He dropped his sweater in the sink and didn’t get a toy in his cereal. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He thinks he’ll move to Australia. At school, Mrs. Dickens didn’t like Alexander’s singing or drawings and Paul said he was only his third best friend. After school, nothing went right and dinner was no better. Today was a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. But Alexander’s mom said that some days are like that, even in Australia.