Item description for No, David! (Spanish Language Edition) by David Shannon & Teresa Mlawer...
Overview A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher Everest Publishing
ISBN 8424158857 ISBN13 9788424158859
Availability 0 units.
More About David Shannon & Teresa Mlawer
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.
David Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. David Shannon was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about No, David! (Spanish Language Edition)?
Spawn of Something Awful!! Aug 7, 2008
At the end of the day-- all day-- do you wonder, really, whose children are in your house? Those can't be MY children! MY children would be much quieter, less rambunctious, and certainly models of good behavior.
What child has sharp, pointed teeth--the better to resemble somthing monstrous? What child has beady monster eyes--the better to see his way into more mischief? And what child would put on his baseball uniform and hit pop flies in the living room even though you just told him to go outside?
Not David! Poor David, just trying to have fun: writing on walls, standing precariously on chairs to get the cookie jar, tracking in mud, creating a Niagra Falls water flow over the side of the bathtub, running down the street naked, banging a pot with a metal spoon, playing with his food, chewing with his mouth open and on and on.
Wait, he does have feelings. He is put in the corner, but sitting there breaks his heart. Does Mommy still love me?, he cries. She calls him to her, holds him affectionately with the teeniest show of exasperation and says, "Yes, David..I love you!"
His relieved and softened face leaves me in tears. David is just a little boy. We must wait a bit for him to mature before we expect too much.
Here's the story behind the story. David Shannon is the illustrator/writer. "A few years ago, my mother sent me a book I made when I was a little boy. It was called 'No, David,' and it was illustrated with drawings of David doing all sorts of things he wasn't supposed to do." So Mr. Shannon did a remake.
It may be called hyperbole in literature, maybe in art as well, or artistic license. So when David tracks mud in, you have to accept that toadstools and little plants are growing from David's scalp and feet. Would David really have sharp, pointed teeth, or does his noise factor make him seem like a little monster? Can he really stick his finger up his nose all the way to the first knuckle toward the hand part? Or, is Shannon exaggerating for effect?
"No, David" is a self-study of a rambunctious childhood, playfully rendered and wildly caricatured to make sure the child reader understands that little David in NOT a monster and that actions have consequences.
This is a book that children love and delight to "read."
I must be David's mother! Jun 26, 2008
I bought this book a few years ago, when I had two sons. Now that I have three sons, I find that when I read this book I should have written a book just like it about my third son. I'm always telling him no just as David's mother did to him. David Shannon is a brilliant artist and author. Just with his simple words-No, David!- and his simple pictures, he created a world that every child can understand and take delight in. All of my boys laugh hysterically every time we read it together!
No, David Jun 25, 2008
My 4 yr old grandaughter loves this book and it's fun to read as well. Recommend it to anyone who has an active 4 yr old or older.
"ohana" Jun 25, 2008
Sofia,2 loves this book. She enjoys looking at the illustrations and she does understand the story line, especially the ending, where he gets a big hug from his Mom. It is great book for small childeren,they will be able to relate and understand the story.
Scarry looking child! Jun 24, 2008
This was my first story we'd read by this author, but it had a lot of positive reviews so we got it. I thought the child looked scarry and evil at times. The story was basically about telling the child no a lot. Are we not trying to say no less so kids don't say no to us!! How about redirecting kids by saying instead of pulling over the fish bowl, let's look at the fish, or play with toys in the tub, etc. I would not get it again and will probably give away the copy we bought!