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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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Great book to share with the kids about misbehaving. The students may relate to the story for any occasions where their parents have told them no. Also at the end of the book the mother tells David she loves him. Great lesson to teach the students, that no matter how much they misbehave their parents love them. ( )
  Mb_Flor | Feb 23, 2017 |
This is a humerus book about David who misbehaves and gets in trouble a lot. His mom yells at him for chewing with his mouth open, making a mess, breaking things, and doing numerous things he is not suppose to do. At the end his mom makes sure that he knows that she loves him, no matter what mistakes he makes which is a great lesson all kids should hear. This book is appropriate for 4-5 year olds to read ( )
  KalleyNeidermire | Feb 22, 2017 |
Age Appropriateness (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School): Primary and Intermediate
Review/Critique: This book is about a boy named David who is constantly being told "no" by his parents. Although this book does have a couple words, it is basically a wordless book. Most of the story is told through the illustrations. I am not quite sure of the exact genre of this book but I believe it is realistic fiction because the main character and the setting could happen in real life, the author based the book on himself. This book could also fit into the category of realistic fiction because it is relevant to young children and their lives today,
Comments on Use: I would use this book in my classroom as both a silly book but also as a way to teach children about love. I think kids would really enjoy this book because they would be able to relate and share experiences with the main character.
Medium: Paint, Pencil ( )
  khadijab | Feb 20, 2017 |
This book is written from the author's real life experience. It presents situations that could happen if a child breaks their mother's rules and what the aftermath would be. ( )
  Saydee | Feb 18, 2017 |
K-1 read aloud.
  cartieraf1 | Feb 18, 2017 |
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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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