“David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
1. Awards: N/A
2. Grade Level: PreK-K: There are very few words in this book, but amazing illustrations that encourage student participation.
3. Summary and Review: David breaks a window, refuses to eat his breakfast, forgets to wear his pants to school, eats the dog’s treats, amidst other chaos that he always seems to have an excuse for. In the middle of the might, David wakes up to confess everything and apologize for his actions. I love this book! Children will laugh at all of David’s misbehaviors, and can likely relate to a few of them. The only page that I was not so sure about was the page that reads, “But Dad says it!” and David is shown with a bar of soap in his mouth. I understand the old notion of getting your mouth washed out with soap for saying a bad word, but I am not so sure that many children will, or if that is even a common practice anymore. The apology at the end also sends a good message to children to take responsibility for their actions, which is a major lesson that they begin to learn as they increase their interaction with others in the school setting.
4. Uses in the classroom: This book can definitely be read aloud to the class as a whole. Many children are likely going to want to share their experiences or comment on the illustrations, but that is not an issue because the book is so short to begin with. Students can be encouraged to use their language skills to explain what they see happening in the pictures. For example, the only text on the page that shows David walking to school without pants on is “I forgot!” Students can use this clue and the illustration to describe what it is that David forgot and what else they see in the picture, like his mother running after him with pants and other children laughing. David’s facial expressions are amazingly portrayed, as well. Students can analyze the character through his facial expressions in addition to his exclamations.”
Genre: Realistic Fiction
This is a very cute book. The book depicts David doing all sorts of things that he isnt suppose to do, and tries to get out of them by coming up with different excuses to why he didnt do them. This would be great for those younger students who always try to get away with something. It could lead to a class discussion about why David feels like he has to lie and how David feels better after he apologizes.”
“#1 picture book”Dacia Sommer wrote this review Friday, October 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Picture book 18
David is always getting in trouble. He makes up excuses for what happened sooner he feels bad and says sorry.”
“Eu li este livro em portuguese com a minha amiga Leslie pelos Reading Olympics na escola. Apredi as palavras "esqueci-me," "I forgot!" ”Katie Adams wrote this review Sunday, September 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Uh oh, David is in trouble. ”Ruma Ono wrote this review Sunday, September 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Genre: Picture Book. This book is really cute and has a funny story. This would be a great book for young children. The illustrations are funny. ”Sarah wrote this review Friday, September 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Humorous book about David getting into trouble. I loved this so much because many of the things David did I remember doing myself but mainly my 5 year old sister, Lucy, has done many of these things so it made it extra humorous.”Emily Wright wrote this review Thursday, August 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A little boy is naughty and does bad things but he always says its not his fault ”Kimberly A. Lursen wrote this review Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No