Coming to theaters on October 10, 2014 is the latest Disney feature film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The film is based on the popular book by the same name which was published in 1972. The story was written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. The book has more than 2 million in print and it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book.
There are sequels to the book – “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).
Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.
Check out the trailer.
The film looks funny. Even my hard to impress teenagers think it looks funny.
Here are some activity sheets based on the film that you can enjoy. Simply click on the link below each image to get the image you can save, download and/or print out.
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