David Gets In Trouble


Little David is on a tear, pulling kitty's tail, saying words that Dad says but he shouldn't, and so on. In the end, he's feeling remorseful and gets a hug from his Mom just the same.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story allows children to help spot misbehavior and provides a springboard for discussing rules in your own home.

Content Awareness Factors:

As with No, David! (same author), make sure your child either isn't named David, or if he is, he's secure enough to know it's not about him.

Little Kid Reaction

Our now first grader understands very well that these are things that are NOT to be done. After three years of reading, he can now spot the misbehavior in an instant.

Parent Reaction

It allows a (now) bigger kid, with more of "history" behind him, to feel morally superior to "David" by spotting all of the things "David" shouldn't do (regardless of how many he himself may have done them).

Type of Book:
The events are vignettes of life with a circa five-year-old who just wants to have fun.
Educational Themes:

This is an excellent springboard for opening discussions about rules, behaving well, and socialization in general.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read to children ages 3 and 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Especially if your child liked the other David books.

Title David Gets in Trouble
Author David Shannon
Publisher Blue Sky Press © 2012
Illustrators David Shannon
ISBN 9780439050227
Material Hard Cover
Cost $4.99
Genres Family
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