David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum highlights the whimsical and humorous art of internationally acclaimed author and illustrator David Shannon. One of his most popular books, No, David, is a semi-autobiographical story of a young boy being constantly told, “No, David!” by his mother. Seventy-five original illustrations—including sketches, studies, and final illustrations—for this book and others will be on display.
David Shannon’s work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, as well as numerous book jackets and posters. After illustrating several books by other authors, Shannon was encouraged to try writing his own stories. His first book How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball was named a New York Times best-illustrated book in 1994. No, David received a Caldecott Honor in 1999. Shannon has written and/or illustrated over 35 books for children.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether you go or not, Shannon's first book No, David! remains a perennial household favorite -- 15 years later -- delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.