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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
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No, David! by David Shannon (1998)

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David Shannon shares various events that occurred in his life as a child throughout this book. These events are described more through illustration rather than writing. This book definitely would not be the same without the pictures. In my opinion, the illustrations tell more of a story than the words do. It looks as if he used his childhood drawings. All of the illustrations are very simple and colorful. It’s amazing how just simple lines that he uses gives away such strong mood and emotion! David Shannon did an amazing job creating descriptive illustrations, so readers can gain a full understanding of the occurring events. ( )
  cedoyle | Jan 27, 2016 |
"No, David," is one of my all time favorite books because all children can learn from the story from David's actions. I believe the author drew and colored the pictures using warm colors. I believe the illustrations and the words go together because you do not need the words to understand the book. A three year old who cannot read can easily determine that David is not acting appropriately. The pictures also show the common problems that most children deal with so they can understand the story. ( )
  tanafernandez | Jan 25, 2016 |
No David by David Shannon follows a young boy name David. David just does not want to listen to his parents through the book. David continuously breaks, and smashes everything in his path. In the end David learns what he is doing is wrong. This book could be a good book to use in the classroom when you have a younger grade such as first of second. This book helps to show kids that it is not okay not to listen to their parents. This book is also about respect, which children should learn at a young age. The illustrations in this story are done very well. They look like they could be done by a child, but they also have some complexity to them. A good activity to do with this story could be a writers workshop where children write a story about s time that they have been bad. This is a good book to use in a classroom, that will help children learn that there are consequences to their actions. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother's rules. He chewed with his mouth open (and full of food), he jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother's vase! As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was "No, David!" Here is his story. ( )
  A_Ozoglu | Dec 2, 2015 |
A young boy gets into trouble a lot. It seems his mom is always yelling "no" and "stop that". The illustrations are big and a bit primitive. The text is large and limited. The age range may be for 3-4 year old, but perhaps it is for the frustrated parent as well. Themes: children, mischief, and parenting.
  JuliannOlson2015 | Dec 1, 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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