Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: David Shannon
Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
David likes being around his brother, but his brother doesn’t always like having David around. His brother tells him that he’s too little and that he needs to stop following him around. David isn’t completely innocent though: he pesters his brother by eating his Halloween candy and running around with his brother;s picture of a girl. Things start to escalate when David is tripped and the two boys start wrestling with each other. In the end, his brother invites him to play football and shows David that he cares about him.
What a fun book about brotherly relationships. Any younger sibling can relate to David in this book, and any older sibling can relate to David’s older brother. This book is easy to read because each page has a simple sentence about things David and his brother say. The illustrations do an amazing job at telling the story. They take up the full page and have lots of bright and bold colors. This book would be great for children from ages four to ten. Overall, Grow up, David! takes you through a typical brotherly relationship that makes you smile with every page turn.