Fuse 8 n’ Kate: David Goes to School by David Shannon
It’s officially the 25th anniversary of No, David! by David Shannon and in celebration I decided to do our second “David” book in the series. Having previously done No, David! before (heard here), I figured that the sequel was the right way to go with today’s episode. Kate, for her part, experiences a curious form of amnesia, capable of remembering our recording of Shannon’s A Bad Case of Stripes, but not the first David book. In that sense she’s the perfect person to read this book, unencumbered by memories of its predecessor.
Lest you did not believe me about the whole No-David-Is-25-Years-Old thing:
Don’t believe that you can stick your arm up David’s nose at The Rabbit Hole, allow Jon Scieszka to show you the way.
Daaang. Them’s some sensible heels. I dunno, man. I’m 45-years-old. That looks too high for me.
“And between those pointy teeth is a black void from which you will never return…”
Kate finds it so disturbing that David laces his shoelaces two different ways. As I say on the podcast, “That’s the devil’s work.”
For those of you playing at home, this appears to be the moment when David Shannon worked in his dog into the art.
Kate and I may disagree about different parts of the book, but we can both agree that this teacher’s bracelet with the floating pearls is inarguably awesome. How do they stay up? Magnets? Who knows!!
Kate Recommends: American Nightmare now streaming on Netflix
Betsy Recommends: Killers of the Flower Moon, now streaming on Apple TV.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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