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Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever
by Judith Viorst and Isidre Mones

Overview - Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts. That somebody woke up with a terrible bellyache, and that somebody's mom found the empty box and told that somebody that there are going to be consequences.
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Overview
Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts. That somebody woke up with a terrible bellyache, and that somebody's mom found the empty box and told that somebody that there are going to be consequences.
That somebody is Alexander, and Alexander really hates consequences.
So from now on, he is going to try his best to be the Best Boy Ever. For the complete and entire rest of his life. Starting right this very minute.
But there are all sorts of things that you can't do when you're being the Best Boy Ever. Fun things. Very important things. Things that Alexander "might--"just might--like a little bit more than he hates consequences.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481423533
  • ISBN-10: 1481423533
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

After the consequences of eating an entire box of jelly doughnuts hit home, Viorst’s iconic redheaded hero makes a big decision: “Starting this very minute,” he tells his family, “I am being the best boy ever for the complete and entire rest of my life.” In the week that follows, Saint Augustine has nothing on Alexander, who must refrain from bouncing his basketball indoors or dumping spaghetti on his brothers when they taunt him. What’s more, he astutely observes, the world isn’t exactly brimming with positive reinforcement: “Ms. Klimpt says I’m wearing her out and that she’ll give me extra credit if only I would please stop raising my hand.” Eventually, Alexander opts for the dark side, because, “the complete and entire rest of my life, I’m all of sudden thinking, is a long time.” Working in the style of Ray Cruz, Monés falls a little short of his expressiveness and comic range, and Alexander looks almost prepubescent in many pages. But Viorst’s Runyonesque ruminations on the nature of good and evil in a kid’s world are as funny as ever. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)

 
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