No, David! by David Shannon

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.

No, David! by David Shannon 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. 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?