David Shannon is a talented children's author. This collection contains some of my favorites of his! All of these are books that I would use with any elementary grades. I would use them at the beginning of the year to help build a positive and safe classroom environment for my students. I would read No, David and have students then come up with rules to implement for the school year. I would read A Bad Case of Stripes to encourage all students to be themselves and to accept others. These are great stories to promote and nurture positive character education in the classroom.