Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Board book)

Lap Edition

By Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator)

Little Simon, 9781481414128, 34pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/1972)
Paperback, Spanish (10/31/1989)
Hardcover (9/22/2009)
Board book (1/7/2014)
CD-Audio, Abridged (4/13/2004)
Paperback (1/1/1991)
Hardcover, Chinese (7/1/2012)

List Price: 12.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The beloved and perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is now available in a lap-friendly, oversize board book edition.

Alexander is not having a great day. He has to endure gum in his hair, sitting in the middle of the backseat, third-best-friend status, no dessert at lunch, lima beans, railroad pajamas, and kissing on TV—all in one day! Maybe he’ll just move to Australia.

Now available as an oversize board book edition—the perfect size for a lap—this funny and endearing story that has delighted readers for more than forty years includes artwork that showcases Alexander (and only Alexander) in full color, underscoring the comic misery of his awful day.

About the Author

Judith Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including Lulu and the Brontosaurus; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. Her most recent books of poetry include What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? and Nearing Ninety.

Ray Cruz is the illustrator of the modern classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday.