Friday, August 20, 2010

alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

we read lots of books around here.
i love the story they tell of how we spend our time around here.
i always enjoy re-reading book review posts that i've made in the past.
it has a way of taking me back in time to that stage,
the stage that always passes so quickly.
i'm going to start a friday children's book post from a recent favorite,
and i know i will be grateful for the reminder in 10 years when i re-read all these old posts.

the book that was hot on the list this week was alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by judith viorst.
it is a story about a little boy who has such a bad day he just wants to move to australia.
every thing was going wrong for him
like gum in his hair, tripping on his skateboard, dropping his sweater in the sink, lima beans for dinner, and kissing on TV.
it makes you think about what you would do on a day like that
and if it's really worth moving to australia.

this book seemed to fit the kind of week we were having around here.
nothing seemed to go quite right the majority of the time.
i think we all wanted to go away at one point.
it provided us a great opportunity to talk about how to handle situations when things don't go our way.
sam really was into the book;
i think it is best suited for 4-6 year olds.

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