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No, David!

Written & illustrated by David Shannon
Published by Blue Sky Press
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What's No, David! About

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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.

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
4.0 / 7.0

I don’t love the illustrations or David’s behavior and how it’s addressed at the end. While I like that David is reminded he is loved, I don’t think there’s much teaching or growth, more just a parent who spent the day getting after a child, and once the child is finally discouraged and questioning his value, there’s a reassuring hug.

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Who Wrote No, David!

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David Shannon

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than 30 picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and four more David picture books. Shannon’s bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and Too Many Toys! His most recent book is Bizzy Mizz Lizzie. He lives in California with his family.

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What Has David Shannon Said About No, David!

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David Smells!: A Diaper David Book book
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Grow Up, David! book
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David Gets in Trouble book
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Uh-oh, David! Sticker Book book
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Oh, David! A Diaper David Book book
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David Goes To School book
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It's Christmas, David! book
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Book Details

Publication Date:
September 1, 1998

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