No, David! by David Shannon

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The Caldecott Honor-winning classic by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!

When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do.
   Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . .

Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.

 

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 September 1, 1998 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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This autobiographical (according to the author’s note) story from Shannon (A Bad Case of Stripes, 1998, etc.) features a young hellion, also named David, who is forever at the receiving end of a sharp “No!” Among his prime escapades: over-reaching for the cookie jar, excavating his nose, tracking...

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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 next-

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

David Shannon, who wrote the books suck as "No, David!", "David Gets in Trouble" and "David gets in school" is hands down the most read author in our home.

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Examiner

takes the reader through a typical day of David: writing on walls, making messes, and running around town naked, all to the cries of his mother shouting, "No, David!"

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Gather Books

~*~ 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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Common Sense Media

David Shannon's disorderly little devil--a balloon-headed, snaggle-toothed, high-octane piece of work--digs himself into a deep hole with his endless horseplay.

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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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