Sometimes a parent will ask if there is a certain book their child really enjoys. Well, just about everyday I will hear, “Can you read No, David!?” Kids just love this book and so do I! I have to keep buying new copies because they get so worn out.
Author and artist David Shannon (website) has written several children’s books with” No, David” being an absolute favorite. Mr. Shannon says when he was five he wrote a semi autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother’s rules. As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was, “No David!” The children also take delight in hearing, “David Goes to School”, “David Gets in Trouble”, and “It’s Christmas David”. Yes, he is told he will receive a lump of coal if he doesn’t behave. Ha!!
I really think children enjoy these books because they recognize a bit of themselves in David. They love to laugh at David’s antics. As a lesson, we talk about what David did wrong and what he could have done differently.
These books are great for kids 2 and up. The illustrations are wonderful and very appealing. Children love David and ask to hear the stories over and over again!