Thursday, September 6, 2018

#tbt: No, David! by David Shannon

No, David! by David Shannon. unpgd. Blue Sky Press/ Scholastic Inc., September, 1998. 978590930024. (Own.)

Welcome back TMS Readers! This is going to be the best school year yet! In the spirit of #nevertoooldforpicturebooks, #tbt features No, David! by David Shannon. It has been 20 years since the irrepressible David appeared and tickled the funny bones of kids and adults alike. When David Shannon was five-years-old, he wrote a book about a little boy who broke all the rules. In 1997, grown-up David Shannon came across his book and wrote and illustrated a book about that little boy. No, David! was published in September of 1998 and went on to win a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book award, was named a Notable book by the ALA and was a School Library Journal Best Book. It sure was a favorite at my house. There were nine more David books published over the years, with the tenth, Grow Up, David!, written from the POV of David's older brother. Grow Up, David! released in late August. I will review it either later today or tomorrow in its own post.

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