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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Written by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Jon Klassen
Published by Candlewick Press
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Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
5.75 / 7.0

Come for the minimalist illustrations, stay for the dramatic irony! I love the way that the text and the illustrations work together to tell this story. The characters, situation, and plot are all pretty bare bones, but it has everything it needs to pull in its readers. It has been a good book for my toddler who is starting to read on her own as well!

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.5 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors.

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Who Illustrated Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, both written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

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Book Details

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October 14, 2014
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