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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
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Tags:week 5, love, children, behavior

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No, David! by David Shannon (1998)

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The story follows David as he gets told "NO!" a lot, in various ways - for very good reasons. But in the end he gets a hug and told that he's loved.

Ages: 3-6
Source: Pierce College Library
  teapotic | Jun 8, 2016 |
David is an active boy who always finds himself in peculiar situations. His mother is always correcting David’s behavior which results in her always telling him no. Mom has enough when David plays baseball in the house, and she sends him to time out. David gets upset. His mother comforts David and reminds him that she loves him. The bright cartoon illustrations carry the plot, as there are only a few words which consist mostly of “no David”. This would be a book that I would use in the classroom to teach inferring. It was just okay for me. Personally, I would have liked the book to have a different ending which would allow David to play outside portraying energetic but good behavior. However, I do think that this book serves a great purpose by teaching children listening skills. ( )
  JanaeCamardelle | Apr 22, 2016 |
David needs to learn to listen
  Rachel_Scarborough | Apr 18, 2016 |
I had mixed feelings about this story for many reasons. I liked how the illustrations were incredibly detailed making almost everything look realistic, except for David. There were not many words so the illustrations add much detail to the story. I did not like the writing. Most of the story was just saying "no, David!" I don't think that this is very engaging for the reader because it is just a child being told "no" for everything that he does with no reasons why he cannot act like that. But I liked how at the end, the mother should compassion for her child by saying that she loved him. The big idea of this story is that all children should behave and follow rules that their parents set for them. But everyone makes mistakes and at the end of the day your parents will still love you for who you are no matter what you do. ( )
  amyadams19 | Apr 17, 2016 |
I liked this book for multiple reasons. For example, the language is very repetitive in the story. “No David” is repeated many times so making this book into a shared reading with a child would be a great activity. The illustrations are great at helping the reader or child better understand the context of the story or the comprehension of what is going on. The plot of the story would be very funny for children because every time David gets into something his mom tells him ‘no’ children would find this funny as well as providing great discussion about what is okay or what isn’t okay with rules. The bid idea of the story is that even though David did a lot of bad things in the story, his parents still really loved him. ( )
  rbiegel | Apr 17, 2016 |
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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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