Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Last Sunday, Alexander S Grandparents Gave Him A Dollar And He Was Rich There Were So Many Things That He Could Do With All Of That Money He Could Buy As Much Gum As He Wanted, Or Even A Walkie Talkie, If He Saved Enough But Somehow The Money Began To Disappear Readers Of All Ages Will Be Delighted By This Attractive New Edition Of Judith Viorst S Beloved Picture Book

Judith Viorst is the author of several works of fiction and non fiction for children as well as adults Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, her most famous children s book, was first published in 1972 and has since sold over two million copies Ms Viorst received a B.A in History from Rutgers University, and she is also a graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institu

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  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
  • Judith Viorst
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9780689711992

10 thoughts on “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

  1. says:

    Alexander is a little money hungry brat Didn t kids get spanked in the 70 s He really, definitely needed a good spanking But my kids laughed at his attempts to be 1.00 rich not richer after he spends and loses it Who can buy a pc of gum for a nickel nowadays Aaah, inflation adjustment Lol My kids, Mom, I spent my 5 at Target Me, Yeah, that s good if that s what you really wanted Them, But aren t you going to give it back to me for spending it Uuumm, reimbursement

  2. says:

    Alexander is given money from his grandparents and he thinks he is rich He really wants to save up his money to buy something great, but his money begins to disappear quickly.The illustrator in this book creates a space for the text at the top of the page and the illustration at the bottom of the page The illustrator uses all black and white sketches throughout the entire book These simple sketches with no color leave a need for very detailed pictures to get the emotion in the book The illustrator show great emotion on the characters faces that really bring a mood to this book Alexander can look grumpy, mischievous, surprised, mad and nervous in a way that makes the reader really think of him as a real person The characters in the background are each sketched to have their own emotions that explain what is going on in Alexander s day.

  3. says:

    Although this book is definitely dated the 1979 illustrations of the family made me really nostalgic for childhoods watching Family Ties and I can t imagine any kids who would be able to make 1.00 buy anything, let alone several things, these days the concept is one that is timeless and especially relevant in today s difficult economy Alexander is given 1.00 from his grandparents he WANTS to save it up to put toward a new radio, but somehow he just keeps on finding other things he wants to buy and pretty soon he is out of money Of course, this is also just a really great concept story for kids learning about the various things they can do with their money, some wise choices some not so wise Told with Viorst s great humor and insight into the child s mind.

  4. says:

    My grandson and I read this today He really thought it was quite funny to see how Alexander spent his money It s a clever book

  5. says:

    The best lesson I ve ever read, to teach kids about limited financial resources the benefits of controlling impulse the value of moneyBeautiful in that it doesn t preach or tell, it demonstrates by example.My son enjoys the story, and secretly picks up on the lessons

  6. says:

    The follow up to the classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day In this story, Alexander can t seem to save his money no matter how badly he wishes to

  7. says:

    I like the idea of this book it s intended to teach children the importance of saving rather than spending Unfortunately, there are some problems with the execution That s not really a criticism of the writer, but you need to be aware of the target audience.Firstly, this is an American book, so all the references to cents dollars etc will probably confuse a child in other countries e.g the UK Similarly, there were some words that I didn t recognise lox and other terms that aren t used in this country stoop.Secondly, this book was written over 30 years ago in 1978 , and inflation has taken its toll By modern standards, I think that he got amazingly good value for his dollar, so I would say that he actually spent it wisely rather than frittering it away Meanwhile, electronics have generally got cheaper, so I d guess that a walky talky is affordable now than it was back then This means that the book is actually sending the wrong message Also, the page where Alexander ponders how long it will take him to save up has several years listed e.g 1981 , but that will confuse a modern child If you have to keep stopping the story to say Ignore that or Pretend it says this then that s going to disrupt the narrative flow.Still, there are some funny ideas in here which kids will probably still relate to, and the illustrations are good although they re in black and white Ideally, I d like to see a revised international edition.

  8. says:

    This book is great to use as a read aloud to students in grades 3 or 4 This specific children s complex picture book may be too simple for children in the 5th grade I like the fact that the book has multiple characters that are incorporated throughout I think this book would interest all students and get them thinking about saving their own money that they have The copyright of this book is older, but the story is something that children today can relate to All children save money and spend it on useless items.I would incorporate this book into my classroom by doing an interactive read aloud with the whole class Throughout the story, Alexander receives money but continues to spend it on unnecessary items I would love to use this picture book in my math lesson about money and have each student figure out how much he spent on each item and create one large math equation Using the older brothers money in the math problem would also help the students see how much they started with and who had the most money in the beginning.

  9. says:

    This is another classic book that I read as a child It s funny and has some good lessons for kids about spending and saving It s all in black and white so it may not be the most attention grabbing, but the illustrations are still well done and I love the facial expressions Last Sunday, when I used to be rich, Cathy around the corner had a garage sale I positively only went to look I looked at a half melted candle I needed that candle I looked at a bear with one eye I needed that bear.

  10. says:

    This was a cute book, it is about Alexander who receives a dollar from his grandparents and his first plan is to save it but instead he spends it all and is only left with some bus tokens This is a great book for learning about the concept of money I would use fake coins to express how many of each coins makes up a dollar and could expand the lesson by creating a class store and having the students buy items that would add up to be a dollar.

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