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No, David! by David Shannon

No, David! (original 1998; edition 1998)

by David Shannon

Series: David (1)

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Title:No, David!
Authors:David Shannon
Info:Blue Sky Press (1998), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:week 5, love, children, behavior

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No, David! by David Shannon (1998)



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I like this book for several reasons. One reason I like this book is the writing. The story is told with little text, but the story is easy to follow. "no David" and "go to your room" are just two examples of the text in the book that keeps the story going even though it is only a few words. Another reason I like the book is the illustrations. The illustrations have a cartoon style to them and explain the parts of the story that are not written out in the text. The main idea of this book is that a mom may tell a child "no" a lot, but they still love you no matter what. ( )
  lbrink2 | May 4, 2015 |
Summary: This book is about a boy named David that never listened to his mother's rules and was constantly causing trouble.

Personal connection: After looking into the book I realized the book is semi-autobiographical, and I am sure many children can relate to the story.

Class use: Write about a time that students did not listen to their parent's rules. What are the importance of rules? ( )
  allisonpollack | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is a great story for the first day of school. This story can introduce classroom rules and the teacher's expectations of the students' behavior. Students will love David and how much he gets in trouble during this story. ( )
  KRW15 | Apr 30, 2015 |
Written on the inside cover of No, David is an explanation as to why David Shannon wrote this book. When he was five years old, he wrote his first book, and on every page was written No, David! and illustrated a picture on each page of something he was not supposed to be doing. No, David! is a story about a boy doing this he isn't supposed to be doing and his mother telling him to stop. But no matter what David does to upset his mother, she still loves him. It was interesting to read that David Shannon wrote this book based off an idea he had when he was five years old. I think this is important to read to children because it shows them that if their parents get upset with them, they still love them. ( )
  EmilyDrennan | Apr 26, 2015 |
I think that this book is an excellent read for young children, especially little boys who like to get into mischief. This book could easily relate to young boys and even though David is repeatedly told "no," it is out of love from his mother. This could be a great way for children to better understand that even though they do things that their parents reprimand them for, they are still loved. The book also has great illustrations that really carry the story. Without the illustrations, the reader wouldn't know what was going on. This book does a great job of illustrating different things that young children do, but also ties it back to the love that a mother has for her son. ( )
  rebeccafrady | Apr 16, 2015 |
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The story "No, David!" is a story about a little troublemaker named David. David gets in all sorts of trouble and tends to break everything in his home. However, his parent(s) reaction and discipline for his bad behavior is just "No, David!" David sees no wrong in his misbehavior, but finds it fun and entertaining for him. Does David learn his lesson and starts to behave? Read and find out. This is a great story to read to children who struggle to pay attention in class. It is an easy read with simple and repetitve text.
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Parents will be quick to jump to the conclusion that there can be nothing appealing in a tale of an ugly kid who breaks things. And certainly--from that adult perspective--there's something off-putting about the illustrations of David, with his potato head, feral eyes, and a maniacal grin that exposes ferociously pointed teeth. But 3- and 4-year-olds see things differently, and will find his relentless badness both funny and liberating. "No, David," wails the off-stage mother, as David reaches for the cookie jar. "No! No! No!" as he makes a swamp out of the bathroom. "Come back here, David!" as he runs naked down the street. Each vivid double-page illustration is devoted to a different youthful indiscretion and a different vain parental plea. Readers will be amused to know that the protagonist's name is no accident: award-winning writer-illustrator David Shannon wrote the book after discovering a similar effort that he had made, again with himself at the center of each drawing, at the age of 5. (Ages 3 to 6) --Richard Farr

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A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.

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