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No, David! (1998)

by David Shannon

Series: David (1)

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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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Can we call David naughty? No. He is just child-like. And his mother is just mother-like. David does everything that means more work to his mom. From scribbling on the walls, precariously reaching the cookie jar, walking with muddy feet, and running away unclothed on the streets. David does it all. He breaks a vase while playing baseball in the living room. Mommy is angry. Oops, what happens to David and Mommy?

While David’s mom always said No, David. While you want to cheer him with a Yes, David. The illustrations are brilliant. David’s expressions are captured aptly across the pages. The book has few words, making it perfect for even very young children. The book will resonate with both adults and kids.
Pick this book for a cushy bedtime read with your little one.
Read the full review at Nothing But Picture Books ( )
  NBPBreviews | Jul 28, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Kindergarten
Awards: Caldecott Medal, ALA Noble Children's Book & School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  Trinity_Chastain2020 | May 5, 2022 |
No, David tells the story of a young boy who always seems to find himself in trouble with his mom, but at the end of the day she stills shows how much she loves him. I think this book is a great choice to teach children about manners and good vs. not so good behavior. The book also has simple text which is easy for children to memorize. ( )
  mcervantes4 | Feb 24, 2022 |
This story is about a young boy named David and all the mischief he gets involved in on a daily basis. It is also evident in the story that there is power struggle between David and his mother. While he thinks the activities he is doing are suitable, his mother does not and yells at him to stop
  MariaDeLosAngeles | Feb 11, 2022 |
In this book, it is about a mischievous boy named David and how the mother is denying him everything because he is a troublemaker. At the end of the book, regardless of how much he gets in trouble, the mom reassures him that he is loved, as he should be.
  CarlosY | Feb 10, 2022 |
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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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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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