Thursday, July 31, 2008

No, David

There is a wonderful book called No, David that Asher just loves. A friend gave it to us just a couple of months ago and we have loved it so much already that almost every page is taped back together. Not from abuse, but from use. I think Asher can just relate on so many levels. He IS David. The book is very simple. It starts with "David's Mom always said..." and then every page has some variation of "No, David" with a great illustration. Asher and Naomi can both quote the entire book. When I am trying to snap Asher out of a funk I sometimes start saying "No, David!" instead of "No, Asher!". Asher says "No, Dabid." with a sweet little shake of his head. The book ends with David's Mom saying "I love you, David." And that is when I can relate to the book on the same level as Asher.

I've been trying for a couple of months to get Asher reading the book on video. I hope it's not against copyright law or something (if it is somebody tell me!). Turn up the sound so you can hear Asher's sweet words, too. I repeat what he says for translation.

video

5 comments:

Nancy Clark said...

We love this book too, and I think of it every time I am actually saying, "No, David" to my own little David. Be sure to check out the other books in the series... they are just as adorable and the kids can't get enough of them!

chelsea said...

that was so cute, i love little kid pronunciations and their sweet voices. very cute, thanks for sharing!

Mom said...

That is soooo cute. What a smart boy to have memorized it. He must have a smart grandma.

Kellie H said...

Oh I love David shannon's books...you need to read Alice the fairy! That video was PRECIOUS!! How old is Asher? Love it

btw~ my necklace does stay off center most the time. If I am gettin' down the entire necklace will slide & the pendant will end at the bottom.

Rebecca said...

cute! I'll have to find that and read it to my boy...