David Se Mete en Lios = David Gets in Trouble
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David Se Mete en Lios = David Gets in Trouble (David)

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"No" and "David" were the first words David Shannon learned how to spell. Shannon's Caldecott Honor Book No, David! is based on a book he made as a child showing a kid doing all the things he isn't supposed to do. In the sequel David Goes to School, it turns out that teachers say no, too. And in this third picture book, it's David's turn to talk back. What does he say when...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Everest Publishing (first published January 1st 2002)
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This is our second David book and we've read enough to know we all love these. My 2 yr old twins and 5 yr old could both get into this book, even though it was very simple reading. A youngster who seems to always get in trouble, there isn't any instance in David's life that at least one of my three children couldn't relate to, with either themselves or each other. They find him fascinating. The illustrations are bright and imaginative and so also keep their attention. This is a win-win all aroun...more
Michele Stephenson
This book sooo reminds me of what took place in my own household. When my husband and I had our third child, we moved my 4 year old daughter into my 8 year old sons bedroom. Boy oh boy was that tragic!! It seemed like everyday they were at each others throat.

The main character in this book is Alex, who has a new baby sister and now has to share a room with his younger brother. Alex starts to write humorous letters to his mom and dad about how he needs his own room.
Finally, dad gives in a helps A...more
Eva Leger
My only problem here - and it's a big one for me - was the lack of text. I like my books with/for Julia to have some story to them and this is lacking to say the least.
The illustrations are Shannon all the way, along with the meat of the story but the surrounding parts - well, there just are none.
It's not even really a "story" but a few sentences put to pictures.
I'm sure there are people that prefer this kind, I don't and Julia doesn't either.
I suppose this would probably make a cool book fo...more
David Gets in Trouble, by David Shannon, tells a sequence of events of David’s wrong behaviors. He forgets to put on his pants for school one day and then proceeds to tell his teacher that his dog ate his homework. At the end of the story he confesses and says, “Yes! It was me!” and apologizes for his behavior.

The cover shows David sitting in time out and the back has many clocks to maybe represent all the times he has spent in time out. The illustrations show the many expressions of David throu...more
Hailey Phay
this story is about David, hes a very mischievous boy who gets in a lot of trouble but always has an excuse up his sleeve. through out the story we get to see some of the trouble that David gets in to like: making silly faces in his school photo because he couldn't help it, "forgetting" to wear his pants, saying his dog ate his homework... and so on. the book really shows examples of trouble kids get in to and the excuses they use. this makes the book very relate able. but in the last couple pag...more
Kathryn Herbert
David Gets in Trouble is a storybook written and illustrated by David Shannon. The main character, David, is a young playful boy who tends to get himself in trouble a lot based on his actions. Despite that, he manages to always come up with excuses for what he does wrong. Throughout the storybook, David expresses his personality in a fun, naughty, and interesting way. What I mean by this is that David does silly things like “forgetting” to wear his pants to school, refusing to eat his eggs for b...more
Kassidy Pine
The picture book David Gets In Trouble is exactly what the title exemplifies. The young boy David goes through and daily routine getting in trouble by an adult that is not identified until the end. He continually makes excuses for when he makes mistakes such as saying “No, it wasn’t me”.

The illustrations play a large role in the picture book. With the artist utilizing two pages for every picture, the acts of David are clearly displayed. Without those pictures the text could have a number of dif...more
Emily Nunez-Eddy
David Gets in Trouble describes the daily routine of a young boy, David, who seems to be always getting in trouble. He spills juice, burps, and refuses to eat his veggies. Regardless of the situation, David has something to say about it — whether it’s “no, it’s not my fault!” or “it wasn’t me!”.
In these ways, David seems like the typical child. He eats cake when he’s not supposed to, refuses to eat his vegetables, and makes excuses for just about everything. The book continue with page after...more
Tory Haberman
David Gets In Trouble by David Shannon is a book that every child and adult can relate to. It is about a young boy named David who is always doing something wrong. Throughout all his wrongdoings and accidents he creates, he always has an excuse to take its place. From "Excuse me" as David burps aloud to "It was an accident," as he breaks a window, David makes one mischief after another. That said, in the end, he apologizes to his mom for all he had done that day and says "It was me" and "I love...more
Emily Scott
David Gets In Trouble is another book about a young boy named David. In all of David Shannon's books that have David as the main character it seems as though he is always doing something wrong. He responds to all of the things he does wrong or accidents he causes with phrases such as "It wasn't me" or "She likes it" when he pulls a cats tail, "It was an accident" when he breaks a window from hitting a baseball, "Do I have to?" when he has to eat his veggies and "I forgot" when he forgets to wear...more
Michaela George
David is a young boy who just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. He has a million different excuses for everything he does wrong. He knows they are wrong but somehow seems to keep getting himself in sticky situations. Sometimes he just doesn't mean to, other times it’s not his fault. We all know that accidents happen all the time, and it's ok to forget things every now and then. But there is a point that he realizes that he needs to stop doing these things and start to listen to his mom....more
Araceli Aispuro
David is a young boy who just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. He has a million different excuses for everything he does wrong. Sometimes he just doesn't mean to, we all know that accidents happen all the time, and it's ok to forget things every now and then. But one night David realizes he's been making up too many lies and excuses. Finally David decides to apologize to his mom for all the that he trouble he has caused her.

I have compared this book to other books I have read. This bo...more
Heather Langendorff
David is a young boy who just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble. He has a a lot of different excuses for everything he does wrong. Sometimes he just doesn't mean to, other times it’s not hisfault and we all know that accidents happen and it is okay. But one night David realizes he's been making up too many lies and excuses. Finally David decides to apologize to his mom for all the trouble he has caused her.
This book would be a good lesson for the students based on making excuses. The act...more
Oct 17, 2009 Slayermel rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with young children and Preschool Teachers
I really love the illustrations in the "David" books. They are bright, funny and really suit the story.
This story is about all the excuses David uses when he gets in trouble!
I enjoy this book because every class has a version of David in it, and the children seem to love it as they are always giggling at the pictures as I'm reading it. :0)
Melba Deoleo
David never admits to doing anything wrong when he gets in trouble or does something he is not supposed to, he always says "it's not my fault" or "I didn't mean to". He makes excuses for not doing his homework, making silly faces during the class picture and walking to school in his underwear. Eventually David realizes that he must admit to the things he does wrong and apologize for his behavior, which in turn makes him feel better. I would use this book in my class because it is not a hard book...more
Megan Laird
David Shannon depicts the life of a young boy who always has a "good excuse" for all the things he did that he knew he was not supposed to do. "It wasn't me," and "it was an accident" will always be the child's favorite excuses in the book, which to readers and listeners can relate. However, Shannon excellently executes the guilty conscious one encounters when he continuously tells the little-white-lies, allowing students to hear that even David knows it is wrong to say such tales. With the exce...more
This is a fun book for children to read. It has funny images, quotes, and plot line. Definitely an easy read that was just plain enjoyable for students.
Great pictures, great character. Very suitable for children. They will love David. Just as my younger does!
Andrew Perry
This book would be good for a discussion about inappropriate behaviors and rules in the classroom.
Casey Brock
Reading level- PRE-K-1

Shannon uses very similar drawings in all of his books. The lines look very much like pencil marks and the hands, feet, and body have simple shapes that create a child-like image. The text in this story is written differently than that in "David Goes To School." Rather than written on lined paper, the text is written in big, almost sloppy letters. It reminds me a lot of the writing that my kindergartners do. I think that it was written like this as a way to appeal to child...more
Cari Mcintyre
"David Gets in Trouble" follows a little boy named David who creates chaos around him. With each passing page, David gets into some sort of trouble and has an excuse for each action. In illustrations make great use of the space and perception to draw the audience eye to what the trouble is. The bright color also creates a theme of high energy and excitement. Using the word of lines and the scribble like texture of the illustrations, the illustrator is able to show the energy and excitement in Da...more
Courtney Canino
David Gets in Trouble, by David Shannon, is a picture book that would be best for preschool aged children because the lexile is 1.4. The main character in this book is David, who is in about 1st or 2nd grade. The point of view of this picture book is through David's eyes so first person. The setting is a day in the life of David. By this I mean the book follows him at home, going to school, and then coming back to home. The plot of this story is that David is constantly getting in trouble but al...more
The mischievous David is at it again, getting into more trouble in his third book by David Shannon. In this book we see that David never feels like he is at fault for any of the bad things he does, but in the end he apologizes to his mother and says I love you. This is a great predictable book because every page has a new excuse for why David did what he shouldn’t have and readers can guess what his next excuse will be. The text of this book is short and simple, consisting of David’s many excuse...more
After working on David’s Shannon author study, I realized that I had overlooked many of his books. David Gets in Trouble strikes the eye because, as with all the David books, it is full of bright colors and includes many kid-friendly illustrations. However, since there is little text, one could easily disregard these books and might not even be tempted to read them with the complex comprehension levers that we usually address during read alouds. All I can say is that, although this book is very...more
After reading this book, I thought it was interesting in how the author portrays varies scenes in which children are aware that there mom or dad would say “no” to them if they did something bad. I would say that this book fits the age group of about three to four year olds when they begin to really understand what no means and what to say when you have done something bad. The images throughout this book do a good job and showing the facial expressions of what a child may do when he or she is in...more
Jordan Davis
This children's book is a brilliant book to read to young readers. The boy, David, is very mischievous. Through out the book he is constantly doing things he should not be doing and then saying it wasn't him. This is very typical of young boys, so it is extremely relatable. David tells his teacher his dog ate his homework. He burps and says excuse me, but you question whether he really means it. He does nots top doing the "wrong thing." As the book goes on one night he apologizes to his mother....more
Marissa Cuevas
David gets in trouble describes the story of David in this book shows the idea of being mischievous and blaming it on other items. You see David breaking objects and saying it was an accident or not his fault. He tries to cover up all the trouble he is making by not taking the blame for it. Then it shows that one night he get so convicted by his actions that he apologizes and confesses for all the bad things he did. It ends with his mother telling him that she loves him. This book is a great boo...more
Lucero Hernandez
David is always getting into trouble and does not lacks an excuse to for his actions. Soon he starts to realize that not admitting his mischievousness is making him feel guilty. Then he decides to take responsibility for his actions by admitting everything and apologizing. This could be a great book to introduce classroom rules and procedures to students. It would also be a useful book when speaking to students about responsibility and honesty.

This book is very useful for ELL students in that it...more
Hanna Mammo
Apr 08, 2014 Hanna Mammo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents/teacher/children (birth-4)
This is another fun book from David Shannon. In this story David seems to have a million excuses to use when he is caught misbehaving, until his mother can't take anymore and send David to time-out. This book like most of David Shannon books are great for small children beginning to read. Most to the pages have simple 1-5 word sentences, there is also a lot of repetition throughout the book, which can help students develop there reading skills.
Ch_beth Rice
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon follows the young mischievous David. He seems to make trouble everywhere he goes from the ruining the class picture to eating dog treats, and he always has an excuse for his mischief. At the end of the day, David feels guilty and finds comfort in his mother’s forgiveness. I love all the books in the David series, and this one is no exception. The fun illustrations are colorful and engaging and add to the story as readers need to use the pictures to find out...more
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David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared...more
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