DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL by David Shannon

DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL

Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The poster boy for relentless mischief-makers everywhere, first encountered in No, David! (1998), gives his weary mother a rest by going to school. Naturally, he’s tardy, and that’s but the first in a long string of offenses—“Sit down, David! Keep your hands to yourself! PAY ATTENTION!”—that culminates in an afterschool stint. Children will, of course, recognize every line of the text and every one of David’s moves, and although he doesn’t exhibit the larger- than-life quality that made him a tall-tale anti-hero in his first appearance, his round-headed, gap-toothed enthusiasm is still endearing. For all his disruptive behavior, he shows not a trace of malice, and it’ll be easy for readers to want to encourage his further exploits. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-590-48087-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1999




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