David Goes To School by David Shannon

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David's teacher has her hands full. From running in the halls to chewing gum in class, David's high-energy antics fill each school day with trouble-and are sure to bring a smile to even the best-bahaved reader.
 

About David Shannon

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David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannon's bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.
 
Published August 1, 1999 by Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The poster boy for relentless mischief-makers everywhere, first encountered in No, David!

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The opening spread, for instance, shows ""Ball"" in upper and lower case letters while, opposite, the hero peers through a broken window, ""Uh-oh!"" The second title showcases choice words from Mommy: ""Open up, Davey!"" says she as the fellow refuses food;

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(A hand-lettered page of the owner's verbal entreaties is a hoot.) Digging up a potted plant, getting a bath, taking a fur-fluffing spin in the car and begging for scraps at the table round out Fergus's fun-filled day (and reveal the unseen owner as a true pushover).

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The beloved, boisterous, shark-toothed star of Shannon's No, David!

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Meanwhile, all those timeless childhood phrases echo in the background: ""Come back here!"" ""Be quiet!"" ""Not in the house, David!"" and most vigorously--""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...

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The rainbow-hued victim is Camilla Cream, sent home from school after some startling transformations: ""when her class said the Pledge of Allegiance, she turned red, white, and blue, and she broke out in stars!"" Scientists and healers cannot help her, for after visits from ""an old medicine man,...

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One by one, shop owners collide with pedestrians as tension accumulates, all to the refrain, ""And still, the rain came down."" After this series of intense close-ups, Shannon (No, David!) gives a bird's-eye view of the whole scene: small-town storefronts, bumper-to-bumper traffic and irritable p...

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The brothers Shannon (Gawain and the Green Knight) return with an adept and poignant interpretation of the medieval French folktale ""The Acrobat of God (or of Our Lady)."" Orphaned P quel possesses only one memento of his mother: an angel she fashioned from twigs and dried flowers.

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Anyone can sympathize with David's trials and tribulations, whether he is scowling at his breakfast ("Do I have to?"), pulling the cat's tail ("But she likes it!") or sitting sullenly on the bathroom floor, soap wedged firmly in mouth ("But Dad says it!").

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After David cuts the cafeteria line, for example, the next illustration shows food splattered all over the walls, floor, David and the boy who was formerly at the front of the line;

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Examiner

Parents of young children may already be familiar with the author/illustrator David Shannon and the character he has created in the “David” books.

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~*~ Triple Points Week 2008 ~*~ !!, Lots of kids, Gather Squirrels.....with points instead of acorns, *"Pay It Forward"*, Good Point, !GATHERING POSTAHOLICS!, True Funny Stories About Life and Love, The Cafe Wall, Posty with the Most, Assembly Required, booking into books, A Little Bit of Everyth...

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Portland Book Review

Author David Shannon recalls a time when he was young and the only words he knew were his own name and “no.” So he created a series featuring a boy who hears “no” a lot, something kids can relate to.

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