Alicia Has a Bad Day by Lisa Jahn-Clough

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“The zany illustrations suit the amusingly outraged tone of the text. Funny and original.” —Kirkus Reviews

Bad days—we all have them. But what do we do about them?

Meet Alicia and her trusty friend, Neptune. Alicia is usually a cheerful child who likes to dance very fast and stand on her head. What will she do when she wakes one morning feeling miserable? At first, none of Alicia’s clever and quirky remedies, such as moping in her favorite chair and writing in her notebook, seems to cure her gloom. Then in a place least expected, a delightful surprise awaits, and Alicia makes a joyous discovery.

Lisa Jahn-Clough has created a unique character with a spunky spirit all her own. Alicia will charm her way into the hearts of readers young and old on any day.
 

About Lisa Jahn-Clough

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Lisa Jahn-Clough has written and illustrated a number of books for young children, including Alicia Has a Bad Day, My Friend and I, Missing Molly, Simon and Molly Plus Hester, and On the Hill, as well as her debut young adult novel Country Girl, City Girl. She is the chair of the illustration program at Maine College of Art and also teaches at the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Portland, Maine.
 
Published August 26, 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 35 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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After much internal debate, Alicia declares each one of her friends to be a best friend in a particular category, declaring one to be her best soccer friend, while another is her best painting friend, diplomatically acknowledging each individual’s special attribute.

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Alicia, who is normally a very happy person, tries everything she can think of to shake her terrible mood.

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"Deliberately childlike paintings put a comic edge on a terrible, rotten, very bad day," said PW. "Those of, shall we say, artistic temperaments may

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Deliberately childlike paintings put a comic edge on a terrible, rotten, very bad day. Those of, shall we say, artistic temperaments may find a kindred spirit in this debut book's scowling, yellow-hai

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The star of Alicia Has a Bad Day, Missing Molly and more returns in Alicia's Best Friends by Lisa Jahn-Clough.

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Surrounded by a violent, slashy purple-and-black aura, Alicia writes the word ``lugubrious'' in her notebook (``Lugubrious is my favorite miserable word.

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"Deliberately childlike paintings put a comic edge on a terrible, rotten, very bad day," said PW.

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