Summers tend to leave ample time for mischief. And every child has been cross, naughty, and given his/her parents an unfavorable day . . . to say the very least. When that happens, read Alexander (c. 1964) by Harold Littledale and illustrated by Tom Vroman. Both author and illustrator provide a classic story where a little boy named Chris contritely recounts his day:
|When we went to the park Alexander wouldn't play with the others. He got scared and ran and hid behind the slide. Mommy said she was surprised at a big grown-up horse acting like that . . .|
|And he jumped and jumped all over the living-room couch even when Mommy asked him not to . . .|
As you can see, the illustrations are fabulous!
Do you remember Alexander from your youth?