David se mete en líos

David se mete en líos

by David Shannon, Teresa Mlawer

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"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

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"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.

Spanish title: David se mete en lios

Siempre que ocurre algun accidente, David tiene alguna excusa. Nunca es su culpa! Nunca fue su intencion hacerlo! Muy pronto, sin embargo, David se da cuenta de que inventar excusas lo hace sentir mal y que es mejor pedir perdon. David Shannon vuelve a entretenernos con las travesuras del pequeno David en una historia que hara reir a grandes y chicos.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
That irrepressible fellow with the Charlie Brown head is back, trailing a whole new slew of disasters in his wake. In this follow-up to No, David! and David Goes to School, Shannon finally lets David get a word in edgewise as in "No! It's not my fault!" and "It was an accident!" In a series of hilarious snapshots of trouble-in-progress, David hurtles from one scrape to another. Anyone can sympathize with David's trials and tribulations, whether he is scowling at his breakfast ("Do I have to?"), pulling the cat's tail ("But she likes it!") or sitting sullenly on the bathroom floor, soap wedged firmly in mouth ("But Dad says it!"). The exuberant artwork crackles with energy and color (including backdrops in lime green and bittersweet orange), as Shannon carefully hews to a child's-eye view of the world (adults appear only as limbs and torsos). This memorable character is nothing short of a force of nature, from his scribbled eyes and hair to his shark-sharp teeth. In the end, it's a confession ("Yes! It was me!") that allows him a peaceful night's sleep, with a woman's tender hand and an "I love you, mom" hovering over his angelic (for now at least) round head. Readers will gladly call for "More, David!" Ages 3-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
PreS-Gr1-In this followup to No, David! (No, David!) and David va a la escuela (David Goes to School), the mischievous youngster continues to raise quite a ruckus. Shannon maintains the brilliant illustrative style of the previous books. Each large, expressive painting (closeups of David in action) will amuse and entertain young readers, causing repeated giggles. Although David is caught red-handed pulling the cat's tail, belching at the dinner table, and eating doggy snacks, his cute smile is endearing enough to receive a good-night kiss from his mother at the end of the day. This terse tale of misbehavior may be a springboard into a discussion of such topics as responsibility, respect, manners, and honesty. The translation is effectively realized and easily read independently by first-graders. Bookstores and libraries should consider this engaging story a necessary addition to current collections. Paul M. Kienlen, Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-David is back, and he is still causing a commotion. This time, he is sure that he is not to blame for every disaster that befalls him. The illustrations clearly show the dilemmas he has created, but his words in childlike print tell why he feels his mother should not be angry with him. "It was an accident" excuses his baseball crashing through a window. "I forgot" is his laughing rejoinder as he walks to school in his underwear. "But she likes it!" explains why he is pulling on the cat's tail. Talking with a bar of soap in his mouth, he complains, "But Dad says it!" When he stands guiltily next to a previously beautifully decorated cake with chocolate all over his face, he says, "No, it wasn't me!" However, the next spread shows him sitting up in bed, crying out, "Yes! It was me! I'm sorry," and he is patted by his mother as he tells her he loves her. 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. The front cover shows him sitting on a stool having a time out, and the back cover is filled with an array of timers, each one showing one minute passing. Children who enjoyed No, David (1998) and David Goes to School (1999, both Scholastic) will welcome this lighthearted sequel.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Excuses, excuses. Shannon's potatohead (No, David, 1998; David Goes to School, 1999), born to be trouble, is back. "No," ever a part of David's elder's vocabulary, is now part of David's. "No, it's not my fault," for instance. David has learned the fine art of excuse-making: I didn't mean to, it was an accident, I forgot, the dog ate it (as the dog peers through the classroom window, homework in his mouth, giving David's excuses a two-edged appeal). Shannon's double-paged spreads are active in mood, color, and sight gags as David unfurls one excuse after another: "I was hungry," as he chows a dog biscuit; "I couldn't help it," as he cracks a crazy face for the class photo; "But Dad says it," with a bar of soap sticking out of his mouth. As usual, the adults are seen only in pieces, David is clearly the focal point, beginning with the title page, Mom seen only from the chest down, hands on hips, one foot tapping. Then, in the trademark finish, David offers up an apology, "Yes! It was me!" ready to take the heat, "I'm sorry," his head taking up both pages, before he murmurs, "I love you, Mom." Disarming as he always is-what a blessing he lives on the page and not in our lives. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
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Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

What People are saying about this

David Shannon
Hace algunos años, mi madre me envió un libro que yo hice cuando era pequeño. Tenia dibujos de David haciendo cosas que no deberia hacer, y el texto consistia exclusivamente en las palabras "no" y "David" ¡las ùicas palabras que sabia escribir! Pensé que seria divertido hacer una nueva versión para evocar todas las veces que las mamás dicen "no". Como el original, se ¡No, David!

En la segunda parte, David va al colegio David descubre pronto que su maestra también utiliza la palabra "no" a su manera. Ahora le toca a David hablar y resulta que la palabra "no" es también una de sus favoritas. Por supuesto que cada vez que su mamá dice "no", es porque se preocupa por su seguridad y porque desea que crezca y se convierta en una persona buena y responsable. Lo que en realidad ella quiere decir es: "te quiero". Pero cuando David dice "no", simplemente quiere decir: "no quiero meterme en lios".

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