Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review - No, David

By: David Shannon
Published by: Blue Sky Press
Released: September 1998
Source: Personal Copy
Ages: 2+
Rating: 5 Stars

When author and artist David Shannon was five years old, he wrote a semi-autobiographical story of a little kid who broke all his mother's rules. He chewed with his mouth open (and full of food), he jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother's vase! As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was "No, David!" Here is his story.

This is one of those books that you will either absolutely love or you will hate it.

Here at our house we LOVE it!

My copy of this book is literally falling apart because it has been read so many times. My kids love all the David books by David Shannon. From my 2 year old to my teenagers they all like the silly pictures and short text. This is one book I don't mind reading over and over again. It is also one of the first books my children "read" on their own.

Big headed, skinny legged, pointy toothed David is always getting into something. No, David! has minimal text but combined with the crazy drawings this book is hilarious. Perhaps I can just relate to this book since at one time or another one of my children has done everything David does in this book.

Have you read any of the David books? Which camp do you fall into? Love them or hate them?


  1. We love No David! at our house. Such an awesome book!!

  2. This is my 3-year-old's favorite book. We read it almost every night. He can't get enough of it!!


I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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