Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is 50

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Lovely piece from NPR revisiting Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – a classic children’s book that I adored as a child, and relate to even more now as a 35yo. I can’t wait to read it to my kids.

Alexander says “conceptually,” his mom got it right.

Judith — who seems a lot younger than her 91 years — says Alexander was “something of a klutz” when he was little.

“The famous klutz story about Alexander is him limping home from school one day and saying ‘My knee. My knee. I killed my knee!’ I said, ‘Oh my god, poor baby. At soccer?’ And he said, ‘No, story time.’

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