Synopses & Reviews
Caldecott Honor artist and bestseller David Shannon make readers laugh aloud when young Spencer's mountain of toys becomes overwelming. A story with universal appeal
"When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . 'NO! It's not my fault! I didn't mean to! It was an accident!'" Whatever the situation, David's got a good excuse. And no matter what he's done "wrong," it's never really his fault.
Soon, though, David realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying he's sorry makes him feel better. Once again, David Shannon entertains us with young David's mischievous antics and a lighthearted story that's sure to leave kids (and parents) laughing.
"In a series of hilarious snapshots of trouble-in-progress, David hurtles from one scrape to another....The exuberant artwork crackles with energy and color...as Shannon carefully hews to a child's-eye view of the world....Readers will gladly call for 'More, David!'" Publishers Weekly
"The reason children will want to reread this book...is the vividness and energy of Shannon's art, which bleeds exuberantly off the page. The other reason they will want to reread it...is the presence of some gentle gross-out humor....Not to fear; this isn't South Park. Happily, though, it isn't dumb and benign and forgettable either." Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review
"Shannon's double-paged spreads are active in mood, color, and sight gags as David unfurls one excuse after another....Disarming as he always is what a blessing [David] lives on the page and not in our lives." Kirkus Reviews
"The contemporary stylistic art is just right for depicting the boy's antics and his high-energy personality. David's comments in handwritten text sympathetically and humorously show his childlike reasoning and his eventual willingness to take responsibility for his actions....Children who enjoyed No, David! and David Goes to School will welcome this lighthearted sequel." School Library Journal
When David gets in trouble, he has excuses right up until bedtime, when he realizes he really is sorry.
Whatever the situation, David's got a good excuse! And no matter what he's done wrong, it is never really his fault. Soon, he realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying sorry makes him feel better.
Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon presents the further antics of a little boy named David who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Illustrations.
About the Author
David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets. Shannon is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his wife now live in Los Angeles.