Readers of all ages will vividly remember trying to peek at hidden gift packages; writing scrolls of wish lists to Santa; and struggling to behave at formal Christmas dinner parties. Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a shiny new fire truck or a lump of coal under the tree. From playing with delicate ornaments to standing in an endlessly long line for Santa, here are common Christmas activities--but with David's naughty trimmings. A surefire hit that is destined to be an annual classic.
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.)