My two year old loves this book. It's one of those kids books where you have to say more about each page than the words that are there, like "What is David doing now?". It's a good book to have a conversation with your child while reading it.
I began reading this to my 2-year-old preschool group years ago, and it was always their favorite. Not only is it great to begin associating children with "sight words" but it is also a great book for children who are asserting their independence and hear that dreaded "No"! The ending is sweet and satisfying, and the illustrations are funny and depict a curious, devilish little boy who is exploring, and shaking up, the world around him. My little boy loved this book when he was small and my little girl loves it too. I recommend it for all parents! Even the smallest toddler will have it memorized before they recognize the sight words!
When parents say "NO" young children keep doing what they were about to do. Kids have no problem identifying with this mischievous David. Hopefully, parents will begin to have more empathy for their own children who just can't stop when you say NO.