It's Christmas, David!

David Shannon, 1959-

Book - 2010

Christmas has arrived with so many rules to follow that David fears his mistakes will cause Santa to pass him by.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Blue Sky Press 2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780545143110
1451785518
054514311X
Main Author
David Shannon, 1959- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Christmas comes to the David series in the form of new temptations for this lovable wild child. But the pleasures of trying to peek at presents and snitch cookies are tempered by the discomfort of a formal holiday dinner and the nightmarish fear of receiving a lump of coal from Santa. The pithy text is hilariously illustrated in dramatically composed, richly colorful illustrations. Echoing No, David! (1998), Shannon even re-creates the memorable summer scene of naked David leaping joyfully down the sidewalk, this time comically clad in just boots, mittens, and a knitted cap. An unusually funny read-aloud for Christmas.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The beloved, boisterous, shark-toothed star of Shannon's No, David! and other books is sooo ready for Christmas. But as is his wont, David lets his enthusiasm run wild, earning him reprimands from his offstage mother. He can't resist snooping for gifts ("No peeking!") or sneaking cookies ("No snitching!"), and a "Sorry, you were naughty," letter from Santa suggests the worst case scenario. Worry not: Shannon's having just as much fun as David is, and his mixed-media art and kinetic kid's-eye-view pull readers in for a happy Christmas morning. Ages 3–7. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—Christmas gives more opportunities to admonish the irrepressible David in this familiar story that nonetheless feels fresh with the added holiday trappings. Temptations abound as the beloved rascal attempts to track down hidden presents, snitches cookies, presents his lengthy wish list to Santa, and stays up late with his face pressed up against the window on Christmas Eve. Cheekier moments include a recurring scene from the first book of David heading for the horizon clad only in a winter hat, mittens, and boots, and his name written in telltale yellow letters in the snow. Emotions are easily conveyed, from David's hyper anticipation, to his very real fear that maybe his behavior makes him unworthy of Santa's attention, to the comforting and blissful endpage.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library [Page 77]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Preparing an extra-long request list for Santa, an excited (and naughty) David passes the days before Christmas by peeking at his presents, snitching holiday cookies and grabbing the highest candy cane on the tree. By the author of the best-selling No, David! 100,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The bestselling star of NO, DAVID! turns Christmas traditions upside down with laugh-aloud humor.Readers of all ages will vividly remember trying to peek at hidden gift packages; writing scrolls of wish lists to Santa; and struggling to behave at formal Christmas dinner parties. Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a shiny new fire truck or a lump of coal under the tree. From playing with delicate ornaments to standing in an endlessly long line for Santa, here are common Christmas activities--but with David's naughty trimmings. A surefire hit that is destined to be an annual classic.