No, David! (David)
MY NAME IS DAVID AND I LOATHE THIS BOOK.
Why? Let me count the ways:
1. The book's message is uniformly nihilistic throughout. Instead of being taught to embrace life in all its infinite variety, the feral, razor-toothed, wolf-child is subjected to a constant stream...more
David Shannon’s first attempt at making the “David” series is truly a masterpiece to this very day. David Shannon’s writing style is memorable as he writes in a simple preschool format that is easy enough for readers at a young age could relate to a...more
Also consider the follow-ups David Goes To School, and David Gets in Trouble.
You'll cringe at David's antics, and be thankful that your child isn't that bad!:)
The story shows David, a young boy constantly getting in trouble and in the end shows his mother, hugging him and stating she loves him. I did not like this book for many reasons.
The first reason was that his mom just keeps saying no or stop it, or something of that form; there is never a reinforcer or punishment. The second reason was that in addition to him not getting in trouble his mom just says "yes David, I lo...more
This story is about a young boy called David who is constantly being told the word NO! Each new page shows a picture of David doing something he should not be doing like writing on the wall, reaching the cookie jar, stepping in the mud etc. This story is amusing for children while reminding parents about what it is like to be a mischievous boy who is constantly being told no. David may not be your picture perfect child but will give you and the children you read it to...more
This weekend I asked a guy if he'd read this book to his son and he informed that no, he hadn't because it was too violent or scary or something.
David has jagged teeth that's true but, violent? scary? not so much.
so I'm kind of giving this book 5 stars because when ever I see it I'll think wow there's is actually a parent out there somewhere that is even more neurotic than me. And let's face it feeling superior in parenting for a ch...more
The book, No David , by David Shannon is an almost wordless book about a young boy who always gets told "no" by his mother. Throughout the entire book, David keeps doing bad things and his mother cant seem to control him. Although, at the end of the book, David and his mom are shown hugging. This shows that no matter how bad children can be, they are still loved by their parents.
The illustrations in this book are very creative. The story starts out when David is writing on the wall and in big
The title of "No, David!" basically summarizes what this entire story is about. Through the use of illustrations, David gets into a lot of mischief and is told by his mother "No!" After getting in trouble several times. David finally gives his mother a hug and hears "Yes" and his mother tells him that she loves him.
This book is a great choice for emergent readers, as it one could literally read seventy-five percent of this story as long as they can recognize the word "no." Mos...more
The book starts with David and he is doing all the things that you shouldn't do. For example when David is chewing his food with his mouth open and he gets the response, "THAT IS ENOUGH!" But finally when David has to sit in the corner, he has that saddest look on his face. But then his mother sees this and tells David to come to her and she tells him that, "Yes...more
Again, looking at the illustrations, David's mother restricted him from playing baseball in the living room, playing with his food, goin...more