It's Christmas, David!

32p. 978-0-54514-311-0.
PreS-Gr 1 Christmas gives more opportunities to admonish the irrepressible David in this familiar story that nonetheless feels fresh with the added holiday trappings. Temptations abound as the beloved rascal attempts to track down hidden presents, snitches cookies, presents his lengthy wish list to Santa, and stays up late with his face pressed up against the window on Christmas Eve. Cheekier moments include a recurring scene from the first book of David heading for the horizon clad only in a winter hat, mittens, and boots, and his name written in telltale yellow letters in the snow. Emotions are easily conveyed, from David's hyper anticipation, to his very real fear that maybe his behavior makes him unworthy of Santa's attention, to the comforting and blissful endpage.-"Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Shannon highlights the naughty things his mischievous title character does near Christmastime; this includes winter versions of previous David escapades (e.g., streaking down the street, now with hat, mittens, and boots). As usual, humorous illustrations fill in the gaps of the minimal text and keep readers wondering what David will do next--right up until the heartwarming final page.

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