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It's Christmas, David! Hardcover – September 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 20L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 054514311X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545143110
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 4.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,055 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1–Christmas gives more opportunities to admonish the irrepressible David in this familiar story that nonetheless feels fresh with the added holiday trappings. Temptations abound as the beloved rascal attempts to track down hidden presents, snitches cookies, presents his lengthy wish list to Santa, and stays up late with his face pressed up against the window on Christmas Eve. Cheekier moments include a recurring scene from the first book of David heading for the horizon clad only in a winter hat, mittens, and boots, and his name written in telltale yellow letters in the snow. Emotions are easily conveyed, from David's hyper anticipation, to his very real fear that maybe his behavior makes him unworthy of Santa's attention, to the comforting and blissful endpage.Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library
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Christmas comes to the David series in the form of new temptations for this lovable wild child. But the pleasures of trying to peek at presents and snitch cookies are tempered by the discomfort of a formal holiday dinner and the nightmarish fear of receiving a lump of coal from Santa. The pithy text is hilariously illustrated in dramatically composed, richly colorful illustrations. Echoing No, David! (1998), Shannon even re-creates the memorable summer scene of naked David leaping joyfully down the sidewalk, this time comically clad in just boots, mittens, and a knitted cap. An unusually funny read-aloud for Christmas. Preschool-Grade 1. --Carolyn Phelan

More About the Author

DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many successful picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.


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My kids love the David Shannon books.
Greg Ehrbar
The story is illustrated as in the other David books and the tale is told using the pictures and minimal words.
Wixby Bonnet
My daughter LOVES all of the other 'David' books and this was a great addition as a Christmas version.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pamela A. Poddany VINE VOICE on December 25, 2010
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IT'S CHRISTMAS, DAVID!

What luck this book arrived a few days before Christmas. What fun for me to sit on the couch with my three year old Paige snuggled next to me as we read the current adventures of David -- on Christmas morning together!

As usual, David is a little stinker and it being Christmas time is no exception. David is playing with tree ornaments, looking for his presents, sneaking cookies, being a bad little boy! And Santa is watching, but David just can't help himself.

On one page we saw David streaking down the street dressed only in a Christmas hat! When I asked Paige if he was being a bad boy she said YES, YOU SHOULD ONLY RUN AROUND NAKED IN YOUR HOUSE! Out of the mouth of babes!

Does David get presents from Santa for being a good boy? Or has David been so bad that he receives nothing but a big old lump of coal? Read the book with your babies and find out!

As usual, the illustrations are wonderfully life-like and definitely kid oriented. David's facial expressions speak volumes. My personal favorite picture was of David in his pajamas looking out his window into the night, searching for the man in red. What a great book to give to those kids in your life any time of the year, but especially at Christmas time!

David is always a joy to bring into your house.

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sandra281 on November 28, 2010
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My Grandson Ethan loves All of the "David" books and so do I.
I've tried to buy every David book I can find because I know that Ethan will be so happy to receive it and read them.
Ethan loves the David books so much that he asked me to create a No! Ethan book for him and I did!!!
I can't tell you the look on his face when I gave him his very own No! Ethan book, it was priceless and worth the hours I spent making it.
The character of David is too cute and a bit mischievious and very sweet indeed and it's funny as well and we laugh at the situations little David gets into.
The David books are short, fun and totally keeps the interests of a small child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary G. Longorio VINE VOICE on July 7, 2012
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I have to confess, I am amused by all the antics in Davis Shannon's It's Christmas David, but my granddaughter was not amused. The trying to peek at the presents, the goodies,sitting through boring long dinners, the threaats of coal...all the Christmas hallmarks barely brought a smile. So I asked her, "Why don't you like this book?"
"He has scary teeth."

Oh well, a charming story that should have brought a smile, scorned by a dental critic.
I did like the picture of David all bundled up against the cold with his name in the snow in yellow, but even that small charm did not buy any leeway from my small armchair critic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chel Micheline TOP 50 REVIEWER on August 18, 2011
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The pictures are bright and cheery and beautifully painted, and the words to the story are part of the paintings- BIG hand-lettered sentences that are great for beginning readers. I don't quite understand why David has such sharp teeth, though...

The story is *very* amusing, and both my daughter and I laughed at different parts. I'm not at all concerned that David's antics will inspire her to get into any mischief of the variety David seems to encounter on a regular basis. If anything, my daughter showed a lot of empathy for David throughout the book (especially when he was told not to yawn!) and I loved experiencing that.

"It's Christmas, David!" is actually a nice alternative to all the "cozy" Christmas/holiday stories out there- it's a bit of levity, which is sometimes very much welcome. I will mention that there is a bare bottom in the book, as well as a pee-pee accident (well, not so much.... but let's give poor David the benefit of the doubt!)

I recommend it for all families with young children and a hearty sense of humor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Ehrbar VINE VOICE on June 23, 2011
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My kids love the David Shannon books. Though some might find his style odd, I think it's delightful, funny and captures expression in a unique and deft way. One of my favorite all-time illustrations of his is the "leaves falling from tress" in Alice the Fairy, because the sheer joy is so touching and humorous.

The David character is a rascal, and some parents may take pause at how he writes his name in the snow, but he's very much an endearing, human and memorable kid, during the holidays or anytime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noname TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 31, 2010
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If your kids love No, David!, they will love, It's Christmas, David!. My kids are 6 and 9. Of course, they are a little old for it, but I thought my 6 year-old would enjoy it. They were thrilled to see the book. It brought back such fond memories of the original that even my 9 year-old sat with me to read it.

The style is familiar, illustrations and all, but with a Christmas twist. For all his naughtiness, David might not get any presents! The ending is a sweet surprise and my children were happy.

This is a quick read, with lots to look at. "No, David" was always a staple at our local library and I'm sure "It's Christmas, David!" will be added to its collection. I'd recommend it for toddlers and preschoolers. They all seem to identify with David!
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