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''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'' is a 1972 children's book written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz.

Alexander is having a terrible day. It starts when he wakes up with gum in his hair, and it just gets worse. The whole day, nothing seems to go right for Alexander.

The book has been adapted into an [[AnimatedAdaptation animated television special]] in 1990, two live-action short films, and an AdaptationExpansion [[Film/AlexanderAndTheTerribleHorribleNoGoodVeryBadDay live-action film]].
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!!This book provides examples of:

* ButtMonkey: Things go wrong for Alexander all day.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* NotMyLuckyDay: Alexander suffers this.
* RunningGag: Alexander wants to move to Australia, believing he won't have a bad day there.
* TitleDrop: Several times throughout the book, Alexander says that he is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

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