August 11, 2010
Before there was Greg Heffley, the wimpy kid of diary fame, there was five year-old David. No, David! is the grown-up expression of David Shannon’s experiences as that five year-old. David thinks he can’t do anything right because all day long, every day, his life is full of correction and admonition. His mother loves him, but boy, can he make a mess.
I love it when school children ask for this picture book because their teacher read it to them in class. Young children want to read it for themselves, even though the story is now 12 years old. Please place No, David! on hold to get the original story. You might also like these books by Shannon, about David: Oh, David!, David Smells, David Gets in Trouble .children's books, picture books