I can always tell which books in my classroom are dearly loved. They're the ones that have been through the most surgeries. In other words, they're practically covered in tape. The David books by David Shannon have certainly been put through a lot of love by my children. As many teachers do, I use them during the first few days of school to help teach routines, procedures, and rules. David is the perfect specimen for such discussions. He seems to have his share of problems, and since my one rule is all about problems, it's perfect. (Read here about that one rule.) He's also the subject of our first art project, and he turns out awfully cute.
I can't take credit for the step-by-step directions. I found them somewhere online several years ago. Kudos to the teacher who thought up this idea though. It's my birthday so you can have your own copy of the directions for free. :) Just click on the words.