The Amazing Work of David Shannon
Shannon uses different color clues throughout the book to depict the mood. For example, the front cover and the first pages feature dark gray and black colors. However, towards the end, the illustrations begin to brighten, and with them, the mood. The use of color to portray a story is a great skill of his.
This book would be a great read aloud to begin instruction on the seasons. This could be easily incorporated into a science lesson. It could also be used to discuss sports or the topic of standing up for what you believe in. In fact, this book could lead into many great lessons.
No David (1998)
This book is great to read to K-2 students because it can illustrate to them that you as a teacher will always love this no matter what. If I were to read this book aloud to my class, I would follow it up by discussing classroom and school rules with students in a fun and engaging way. For example, the rules could be written next to a drawing of David, or a chart could be made about what makes a good student. The following website gives some great ideas that could be incorporated following a read aloud of this wonderful book. http://rainbowswithinreach.blogspot.com/2014/06/no-david-back-to-school.html
A Bad Case of Stripes
The following website provides some great lesson plans to go along with this book:http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/bad-case-stripes-lesson-plan