Have you met David yet? If not, you're in for a treat...and children will be tickled pink by his antics and amusing scrapes. See what happens to David in a typical day at home. He doesn't mean to misbehave, but somehow he just can't help but get into trouble. Amusing matching of picture and text will have children laughing out loud and happy to ...Read MoreHave you met David yet? If not, you're in for a treat...and children will be tickled pink by his antics and amusing scrapes. See what happens to David in a typical day at home. He doesn't mean to misbehave, but somehow he just can't help but get into trouble. Amusing matching of picture and text will have children laughing out loud and happy to read and re-read the story for a long time to come.Read Less
I was leary about getting this book, because it demonstrates behaviors that we don't want our children doing, but I'm soooooo glad I got it. It gives my son a chance to learn why we say no so much without it being him that we are saying no to. Our child just turned 2 and he really likes this one.
Dec 3, 2010
Great book BUT misleading descriptions
I ordered this book expecting it to be in English like my other purchases, however it arrived in perfect new condition in SPANISH. It turned out to just fine with me because I am bilingual but I must add that the description was very misleading.
Jan 16, 2008
Laugh Out Loud Funny
My son learned to read with this book right before kindergarten. It was one of the first that he read aloud all by himself. It is a great book for a boy:)
Apr 28, 2007
Great Story Time Read
This is an entertaining book for a young audience with few words and vibrant cartoon type pictures. David, an impish child, gets into trouble and is constantly told " No, David." Another winning book by David Shannon.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-07-06 In this boisterous exploration of naughtiness, Shannon (How Georgie Radbourne Saved Baseball) lobs one visual zinger after another as David, a little dickens, careens from one unruly deed to the nextŠcoloring on the walls, tracking mud all over the carpet, jumping on the bed in red cowboy boots. Meanwhile, all those timeless childhood phrases echo in the background: "Come back here!" "Be quiet!" "Not in the house, David!" and most vigorouslyŠ"No!" Shannon's pen whisks over the double-page spreads in a flurry of energy, as he gains perspective on an image of a bare-bottomed David cavorting down a quiet suburban street or closes in on the boy's face as he inserts a finger into his triangle nose, his button eyes tense with concentration, and perfectly round head looming larger than the pages. While Shannon gives David the purposeful look of a child's crude drawings, his background settings (the kitchen sideboard, a toy-littered TV room) are fully rendered, effectively evoking the boy's sense of displacement. This dead-on take on childhood shenanigans ends on a high note, with the penitent David (he broke a vase with a baseball) enfolded in his mother's arms as she assures him, "Yes, David, I love you." Readers won't be able to resist taking a walk on the wild side with this little rascal, and may only secretly acknowledge how much of him they recognize in themselves. Ages 2-up. (Sept.)
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