Born: February 2, 1931
Excellent Books: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and many others.
From Her Life: Judith has backgrounds in psychology and journalism. According to an interview with the Kennedy Center, Alexander was inspired by her youngest son who went through a series of bad days. She wanted the book to let him, and everyone else, know that these days come and go...and that's okay.
Advice for Aspiring Writers: Don't write a book that focuses on an overt message or lesson. In another interview, Judith said, "I did not preach in the books and would consider my books a failure if that is what they had been...There are things I care about...and want to express, but the creativity, the language, the story, the validity of the work as a work has to trump any message."
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