It's Christmas, David!
David Shannon, Scholastic/Blue Sky, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-545-14311-0
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.)
Reviewed on: 10/18/2010