Author Alton Carter recommends No, David! by David Shannon. “As a hyperactive kid who broke more than his fair share of things, I was David, and as someone who was never hugged by his parents or foster parents and only ever by a few rare, wonderful teachers, I wish I could have gotten those words and hugs at the end of the day. Little, active boys need both hugs and books like this.”
No, David! (Blue Sky Press, 1998) is recommended for ages 3-8.
Be sure to check out Carter’s book The Boy Who Carried Bricks — A True Story, illustrated by Janelda Lane (The RoadRunner Press, 2015).
Learn more at AltonCarter.net.