"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai
This story is about a mischievous young boy named David, who is always being told "No!" by his mother. David does all sorts of things that he isn't supposed to like wear muddy shoes in the house, play with his food, and run down the street naked (this part will undoubtedly make children giggle). Even though he is constantly being told no, David's mother makes sure to show him affection and tell him that she loves him before the story is over. In No, David, David Shannon keeps the text short and simple and the illustrations bold and eye-catching. The text does not explicitly say what David is doing wrong, but rather, the images depict his poor choices. No, David is a great book for children to learn to read and decode pictures. I also think it would be the perfect book to read at the beginning of the year as establish classroom rules.
Recommended Age: 4-8
Grade Level: P-3
Lexile Level: 100L