No, David!

No, David!

by David Shannon

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Named a 1999 Caldecott Medal honor book. 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, jumped on the furniture, and he broke his mother's vase. As a result, all David ever heard his mother say was "No, David!"

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ISBN-13: 9781338113198
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 360,280
File size: 96 MB
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Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

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.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)


B.A., Art Center College of Design

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No, David 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
dpiacun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I chosen this book because my wife does this sometimes with our son almost to the letter. I think this can be a really book picture book for parents and maybe even an intro into parenthood for some humor. Also, it is good for teaching about how our actions and words and how they effect a child.
Sassy_Seshat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Similar to The Boss Baby, just an older somewhat disobedient child.
MeghanOsborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:David is a young boy who loves to stir up trouble at home. He tracks mud in the house, knocks over fishbowls, and even tries to play baseball in his living room! David's mom is always telling him "No, David!," and finally has to discipline him by putting him in time out. Afterwards, David gives his Mom a hug and she tells him that she loves him.My Personal Reaction:The illustrations in this book were phenomenal, and the text being in short-hand rather than word processed text was unique and fun. I also liked that even though David got in trouble, his Mom gave him and hug and told him that she loved him. I read this book when I was in elementary school, and I think it will be a great read to pass on to my own students. Classroom Ideas:1. Have students write about a time they got in trouble. What happened? What did their parents say? Will they do what got them in trouble again?2. Have students think of something that could get David in trouble at school and draw it.
TaylorHutton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Poor little David is always getting into trouble. Of course it's not like he doesn't deserve it. His mom is always saying, "No, David!" David just can't seem to stay out of trouble, I mean running down the street naked isn't that bad is it? All is good in the end though, because his mom reminds him that she loves him.Personal Reaction:The pictures and the words just flow perfectly together. The words themselves are like art. I also find the book extremely humorous. I think all children can relate with David.Classroom Application:1. Talk about a time that they got in trouble2. This would be a perfect time to go over classroom rules!
kdhayes06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:The young boy in this book can do no right! He is in constant trouble hearing NO all day. It ends with a YES from mom and an I LOVE YOU!Personal Reaction: Any parent can relate to this book. I have a ¿David¿ at home!Classroom Extension:1.Social Studies: this is a great book to reinforce classroom behaviors or appropriate behavior anywhere.2.Art: students could draw and color a picture of a time they got into trouble and then one of how they could make it good.3.Excellent story to open a discussion about feelings when you get into trouble and how to handle them.
britwidenhouse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:David is a bad little boy who doesnt wanna listen and foloow the rules. He doesnt do what he is told and will not listen to his mommy. His mom has to always constantly tell him No, david. David realizes at the end of the story that even though your non has to tell you no doesnt mean she doesnt love you.Personal Reaction:This book was somewhat funny. The part that made me laugh was when the boy stared running down the street with his clothes off. It had very good bright pictures that can easily catch a childs attention. It can realte to kids in their real life because that morning their mom might have hurt their feeling a little by telling them no over and over.Classroom Extension ideas:1.You could read this to you class if they had been misbehaving, ot maybe if you had to be absent one day and the class decided to misbehave for the substitute teacher. 2.This could be a good book to read to your class befor their nap. or maybe after reccess to calm them down.
jodyellis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about David, a little boy who is mischievous, and is always being told, ¿No David¿. At the end of the story, we find out that no matter how much trouble David got into, his mom still loved him.I can relate to this story, because I was a little boy that was always being told¿ no Jody¿, by my parents. I was always getting in to trouble, and thought my parent were always mad at me. Till one day my dad said, ¿no matter how much trouble you get into, he would always love me, and be there for me.Classroom extension:1.I would have the class discuss things that their parents are always telling them not to do.2.I would have class draw a picture of their family doing something showing love.
shanetia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is about a young boy named David. Throughout this book David is constantly getting into things and being distruptive. His mom redirects him by telling him no, everytime he does something wrong.Personal Reaction:When I read this book, right away I thought about my 4 year old son. When he was three years of age he got into everything. I can not even count how many times I had to tell him. All I can say is David is a busy body, just like most young children or toddlers. I really love this book.Classroom Extension:1. I would have each child think about a time when their parent told them no. Next, I would make a list of the students replies, and tally up how many students can relate to each situation. Then, I would create a bar graph and post it in the classroom. 2. I would have the students draw two pictures, one picture of a time they were doing something wrong, and the second would be a picture of them doing it the right way.
ke141703 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: David is a little boy who is always getting into trouble. His mom is always having to tell him "No, David". Throughout the story he gets in trouble but at the end he relizes that his mom does love him.Personal Reaction: This was a cute book to read however if my child acted like that I would not think it was so cute. It has really amazing pictures and artwork. Overall I enjoyed it.Classroom Extension Ideas: After reading the book you could, First you could have your students make a list of bad things that would be breaking the rules. Also you could study Caldecott and what makes the pictures of the book so great.
jennifer.hancock82 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I was introduced to this book it was immediately endearing to me as a mom of a very onery eight year old whom I have sometimes considered changing her first name to NO! The lively illustrations give the reader a first hand glance into the day to day chaos of the life of a mom and her rambunctious child! As David goes through his daily routine of picking his nose, running naked, drumming on pots and pans, tracking mud through the house, and breaking the occasional vase his mother voice rings out with less and less patient admonitions! Never the less at the end of a day filled with No Davids and an albeit exhausted mommy she wraps her little one in arms and says, Yes David, I love you! A wonderfully told and illustrated story by the brilliant David Shannon I recommend it to all! Personal Response: I truly enjoyed this book as a mom and it really shows the unconditional love between parent and child.Extensions: In a classroom setting this book could be used to teach children 1) the reasons behind why there are rules and consequences. 2) No matter what mistakes you make it does not mean that you are bad simply that what you did was a bad choice and you are still cared for. An example would be to have the kids give an example of a bad choice and then an example of a good choice.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David is a very bad little boy. He constantly does what he is not supposed to, until he gets in trouble for breaking something. Great read aloud book with very detailed illustration that are extremly necessary for the book. Great for grades pre-k through 2nd.
ALelliott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book any kid can relate to. The story is told simply through a series of colorful illustrations and simple captions of scoldings David receives. It completely captures that feeling of not being allowed to do anything as a kid (at least, anything that would be fun!) and portrays it in a funny way. The author, David Shannon, wrote the first draft of this book when he was a kid, which is perhaps why it rings so true. But as an adult, he has written and illustrated it in a way that captures that slightly depraved side of childhood, when the rules of physics and time and space don't seem to apply, but the rules of adulthood sure do. No wonder this book was a Caldecott Honor recipient.While any kid can relate to this book, hyperactive little boys will surely have a lot of empathy for David. And just so you don't worry about David, he finally hears a very heartwarming "Yes" by the end. For ages 4-9.
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David gets in to some trouble doing things he knows he is not supposed to be doing. I like this book because all children can relate to it and are told "No!" every now and then. It is humorous and fun. The illustrations look real and are colorful!
kmeling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Large, detailed illustrations of backgrounds with crude drawings of David and the written text. It works well for creating the raw energy of a young boy, a great read!
Soonergal021 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Everything David did, he always got told no. He got in to a lot of trouble, but no matter what he did; his mom still loved him.Personal Reaction:I got into a lot of trouble when I was younger, so I can relate very much to David.Classroom Extensions:1.It would have my students write about something that they did and got told no.2.Together, we would make a book about how to act and different manners we use every day.
KaleyHarper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:A little boy named David who is a normal little boy, who is constantly being told , "NO!". Even though he gets into trouble, his mother still loves her little boy.Personal:I can relate to the book because I have a two-year old son that gets into everything. I constantly get on to him for doing things he's not supposed to be doing, but I always end our discussions with a hug and an, "I Love You".Classroom:I would have my students come up with some rules that they want in the class and what consequences would be best suited for breaking the rules.We would also have a manners day. The students and I would write up a Manners chart, like the 10 Commandments, and put it in our classroom to observe and practice.
mendie.cargill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: No matter what David does he seems to keep getting into trouble by his mother. But in the end despite all of his mischief his mom still and will always love him. Personal reaction: I totally say myself as the mother in this story. I have a three year old son whom I am always telling him ¿No, Case!¿ It was funny to see it from a child¿s stand point, again.Extension idea: I think that asking the students what they get into trouble for, or what they get told no for at home, and then to draw their own picture of their story.
BSmiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:David's mom is always telling him no and telling him to settle down and stop doing things. then at the end of the book she says Davey come here, I love you.Personal Reaction:This book was good. We all remember being told no a lot, i like how the mom reassures david that she loves him.Classroom Extention:1. Children can write about a time when they were told no.2. Show children that parents and teachers don't just say no to make them mad
jaykay2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:No, David is about a little boy names David. He is always getting into trouble and told no. He gets in trouble throughout the whole book. In the end, he is put in time out. On the last page, he is told "Yes, David, I love you."Personal Reaction: I enjoyed this book. It is a well told story children can relate too. Every child has been told no before. It also shows that even though he gets into trouble a lot he is very loved no matter what.Extension Ideas:I would have my students draw a picture of things they were told not to do.I would have my students write about a time they got in trouble and had to suffer a consequence.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
author wrote this when was 5 yrs old could introduce author w/ this statement, ask kids that they were doing at the age of 5, author study :)
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gotta say, I didn't particularly like this book. Like others, I found it overwhelmingly negative. I know kids don't always see it the same way we do, but I just... I can't deal with it myself. Too many "nos" and not enough helping him act the way he's supposed to.
thebookprincess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
David Shannon's books are always a lot of fun, for the kids and the parents! The illustrations are beautifully conceived (and I always get a chuckle at the picture of David running naked down the street--I suspect that will be my child when he gets a little more mobile) and it's a sweet little story all around. Excellent picture book for children who are learning to identify images.
queenreyna2u on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Caldecott Book:This was a cute story about a young boy named David who keeps doing things that he is not supposed to be doing like overflowing the tub, breaking a vase, etc. But I think that the moral of the story is that no matter the trouble that you get into you are still loved by your mom and she is just trying to keep you safe. Personal Reaction:I loved the pictures and this book was very easy to read. I have a son named David so I can really relate to this story.Classroom Extensions:1)I would have a classroom discussion about what the students do that makes there parents tell them "NO"2)I would have the students think of a book idea using their own name.
ReadAloudDenver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How can being told, "No! No! No!" be any fun? Reading "No, David!" aloud to your child is not only fun, since it is a nearly wordless book, reading the book together is an excellent way to have your child tell the stories in his or her own words.
Jourdon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No David is the first in David Shannon¿s children¿s picture book series that reveal the consequences of a naughty David making a mess throughout the house. With the repetitive, predictable simplistic, text, this is an enjoyable and easy read for early elementary readers. The entire text is written in interjections. The detailed illustrations have sharp lines, geometrical shapes, and bright sharp paint-stroked texture resonate in all readers. Each illustration has a different color background that contrasts David¿s misbehavior. The slight nudity provides a humorous approach that keep children engaged and relating with David. The text and illustrations provide a continuous theme of reassuring unconditional love regardless of mistakes. The review score reflects my personal opinion of the holistic appearance of David. The illustrators constructed David with the sharp lines, geometrical sharp fingers, and dark eyes. At first glance, the sharp tooth child seems frightening in appearance. Aside from David¿s sharp facial features, the illustrations are vivid, expressive, and evoke realistic emotions.