What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?

Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem

What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?

Illustrated by: Lee White
For Ages: 6 - 9
From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst comes a collection of wry and witty poems that touch on every aspect of the roller-coaster ride that is childhood.

Did you wake up this morning all smiley inside?
Does life taste like ice cream and cake?
Or does it seem more like your goldfish just died
And your insides are one great big ache?


From school to family to friends, from Grrrr to Hooray!, Judith Viorst takes us on a tour of feelings of all kinds in this thoughtful, funny, and charming collection of poetry that’s perfect for young readers just learning to sort out their own emotions.
  • Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 
  • 112 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481423564 | 
  • February 2017 | 
  • Grades 1 - 4 | 
  • Lexile ® 670L

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About the Author

Judith Viorst
Credit: Milton Viorst

Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst is the bestselling author of SUDDENLY SIXTY, FOREVER FIFTY, NECESSARY LOSSES and several other works. She is also the author of the classic children's book ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband.

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