This is the story of David, the little boy who did everything he wasn't supposed to! What a funny story to read students about a little boy who does everything wrong and is still hilarious! He is always covered in mud, wears snorkels down the street and picks his nose!
About the Author: David Shannon
David Shannon won a Caldecott Award for this book in 1998. He also is the author of A Bad Case of the Stripes. He truly recognizes with the character David and believes that his vivid pictures truly make his books.
Theme/Skills: Problem Solving, Fiction, Humor
Grade Level: Pre-K-Grade 1
Ask students to think about a time they've ever done something "wrong" when they were little and didn't know any better. Have your class make a "how-to" book. How to not torture you parents, and not burn down your house like little David!
This book truly represents what it is to be a child. Some adults try to give a child like David a label or an IEP when he just might be a little different! Children relate great to this book and its so easy to read and go by the pictures. Even if a child couldn't read they could go by the pictures and still understand the story.