“Grades: pre k-1st
This is another story about David getting in trouble by David Shannon. David keeps coming up with excuses throughout the book for all the things he has done and at the end he has a bad dream and actually apologizes to his mother. The sentences are very short and simple but allow the children to predict and think about what is happening on each page. The illustrations are my favorite they are large and full of bright colors and details showing many different expressions on the characters faces.
-teaches different emotions
-teachers the strategy of making predictions
-concepts of print
“What David says when he gets in trouble...
Class Uses: Apologizing, making excuses
Pairings: David Series”
“This book is an interestin story were the author makes you think and use your imagination a little”Giangualberto wrote this review Wednesday, October 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“David Gets in Trouble is a cute children's picture storybook about a boy who always says that it is not his fault. I like this book because at the end of the book David realizes that some things really are his fault and that it feels good to say "sorry."”Kat wrote this review Monday, October 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Back to School”Donelle W wrote this review Thursday, October 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Summary/Review: David’s getting in trouble AGAIN! This time though we hear the story from David’s point of view. He isn’t being reprimanded but is instead “apologizing” or giving excuses for what he did. His nightmare at the end causes him to realize he has to tell the truth. He truly apologizes and tells his mom he loves her. Again the story is told mostly through the pictures. David’s excuses only hold so much information but looking at the pictures enables the readers to see what it is he is making excuses for. Uses in classroom: 1. Author Study 2. Children can create their own David books Paired Books: David series Quote: “Do I have to?” ”Pattie wrote this review Saturday, October 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“David did all things that a child was not supposed to do. His mama said no to anything bad he did. However, he made excuses for his bad behaviors. In the last two pages of the book, all the bad things he did came up as a dream, and he accepted his faults. And mama loved him. ”Sophia wrote this review Monday, October 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The illustrations are fantastic in this book! The words don't exactly say exactly what David has done, but the illustrations say it all! This would be a great book to us in a classroom to discuss that making excuses the way to go, and that saying sorry will always make you feel better! ”Krista Gibson wrote this review Saturday, September 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The simple text and familiar plot allows young children to realize they are not the only ones who "get in trouble." From David and also then realize that David learns from his mistakes. It givesn the message at the end that no matter what David does, his mother will always love him.”Carol wrote this review Sunday, September 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No