Title: It’s Christmas, David!

Reference: Shannon, D. (2010). It’s Christmas, David!New York City, NY: Blue Sky Press.

Brief Annotation: This story is like most of the David stories by David Shannon. It is about a young boy named David who is constantly being told no. This book revolves around why he is told no around Christmas. He is told no to peeking in presents, and to be patient waiting in lines. This book is very cute, and the illustrations really add to the meaning of the book.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who might like this: Young children who enjoy the David books by David Shannon would enjoy this book. Children who are often told no, or get into trouble would find this book to be relatable. This is especially true if it revolves around the holidays for them. Parents or Teachers who are trying to bring humor, or lessons about rule following in through reading would like this book.

Rating/Response: This book gets a 4 out of 4. It was very humorous, and touches on many of the things young children get scolded for around the holidays. In the end David finds a happy ending. The illustrations in this book really make the story, and are necessary in truly understanding the entire book.

Text Dependent Question: What did David get told to do when waiting in line?