{Grow Up, David!: David Shannon}

{Grow Up, David!: David Shannon}

{Synopsis} – Little-brother antics have never been so endearing — or true to life! David Shannon’s beloved character in his bestselling book No, David! captures the attention and hearts of young children as few characters can. Readers relish David’s exuberance, defiance, and wildly energetic curiosity, and when there’s trouble, you can bet “David did it!” Now he’s taunting his older brother by eating his Halloween candy, making a bathroom mess, and following him up the tree house. “You’re too little!” won’t stop David’s tricks in this all-time “read it again” favorite.

With millions of copies in print and four sequels, No, David! hit the ground running in 1998 and was a Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and a classic for 20 years. Based on a book the author wrote and illustrated when he was five, David captures the timeless no-no’s familiar to every child. Grow Up, David! is nothing short of exhilarating.

{My thoughts} – This is the first David Book that I have had the pleasure of reading. I read it out loud to my two year old. She seemed to enjoy it well enough. She is always eager to listen to a new book and discover the story that is hidden within the pages.

This book catches the older and younger sibling dynamic perfectly. I enjoyed how spot on it is when looking at it through a young child’s eyes.

I think that any younger sibling in a family could benefit from reading this book. I think they’d really enjoy it a lot. It has few words and nice bright incredible illustrations that help to pull the reader in. It has the potential to make a great addition on any child’s bookshelf.

Final Conclusion: 4 Star Rating.


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