As he gets into bed on his first day of school, Nick tells his father, "There's a boy in my class named David. He has black hair, like you. He wears glasses too. He's not you, is he?"
Nick's father replies, "Oh, yes, that's me," and so begins a playful battle as Nick attempts to trick his mother and father into revealing the mystery of Big and Little David.
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S. E. Hinton is the author of the young adult novels The Outsiders; That Was Then, This Is Now; Rumble Fish; Tex; and Taming the Star Runner. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and son. This is her first picture book for Doubleday Books for Young Readers.
Alan Daniel has illustrated many books for children, including Good Families Don't by Robert Munsch and the Bunnicula books by Deborah and James Howe. Big David, Little David is his first book for Doubleday Books for Young Readers.
Alan Daniel lives in Canada with his wife, Lea.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2?A very funny book. Sadly, the children for whom it is intended may be so close to the humor that they don't get it. On Nick's first day of kindergarten, he notices David, a boy in his class who looks a lot like his father. Big David, Nick's dad, is a joker who teases his son into believing that he makes himself small during the day so he can go to school with Nick. Mom supports the joke until it backfires at Parents' Night when Nick finally sees Big David and Little David together. Not to be outdone by his father, Nick joins the joke by rushing toward Little David's parents shouting "Grandma! ...Grandpa!" (after all, that is who they would be if Little David were really Nick's father). He concludes that "...dad wasn't the only one with tricks on his sleeve." Exuberant mixed-medium illustrations, rich in watercolor and delightful details, will captivate children. The warm fuzzy family story definitely has charm and abounds with clever humor that's sure to tickle adults and may delight gifted children, but it's likely to baffle most kids.?Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City
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Book Description Yearling, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440413354
Book Description Yearling. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0440413354 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1093023