Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst
One day Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. Later, he falls in mud, gets soap in his eyes, and finds out he has a cavity. The loveable grump hilariously recounts how his day goes from bad to worse in a series of unfortunate events any kid (and parent!) can relate to -- who hasn't had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days?