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No, David! Hardcover – September 1, 1998
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Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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No, David! is one of those rare books that helps young children believe that they can read. Part of learning to read is memorization, and little ones quickly remember the exact words on each page of this book that they love to look at over and over again. And of course, there is no need to ask which page is their favorite. You'll know it when you see it, and when they see it, they can't stop laughing!
David Shannon has created several more entries in his "David" series, but for sure, the original is a modern children's literature classic.
Ok, now I have a "No David" problem in my house. The first time we read this book to my 2.5 year old son he completely freaked out and started bawling his eyes out. We were totally taken aback at this reaction from our normally happy and inquisitive toddler. The content (David engaging in bad behavior and having his mother say NO) combined with the scary pictures really upset him. Unfortunately, even though we have tried to put this book away and not read it again and have also tried to reassure our son that even when David does things he shouldn't do his mommy always loves him, our toddler is still - weeks later - both fascinated with and terrified by this book. He is always asking about David, saying things like "David played ball in the house", David was broke his toys, etc. etc., he wants to talk about David all the time. Unfortunately, the couple of additional times we tried looking at it with him (on the theory that if he was obsessed with it anyway it would be better to look at it with him and reassure him again rather than just hide it from him, which might be more upsetting and confusing) the same thing happened. Like a scary movie that you can't get out of your head, this is what "No David!" is, at least for my toddler.
There was definitely something in it that spoke to my youngest child. When my youngest was two and a half, he would sit in my lap to allow me to read No, David! to him -- would go find the book and give it to me to read to him --and pointed out all the details in the pictures with me. He still finds this book hilarious, and he's five years old. If you want quiet time with your rambunctious child, offer him this book. Allow your child the opportunity to read about a little boy who also has trouble behaving like Mommy wants him to.
But does this book encourage misbehavior in toddlers? Does it Give Them Ideas? Does this subversive book give toddlers ideas about new ways to rebel against parents? Is this book visual proof of bad parenting? Such concerns presuppose that toddlers misbehave on purpose. In fact, the world is a frustrating place for toddlers, who crave and fear independence from mommy, and have the same wants we do without a lot of the physical competence we have, and who are only just learning impulse control. This book empathizes with these impulses, but does not encourage them.
The illustrations portray the consequences of childish misbehavior in a way that toddlers can hear it, and the humor in the book is exactly the ultraviolet brand that parents of toddlers -- and their toddlers -- need.Read more ›
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