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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Published by Candlewick Press
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5.33
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$16.99
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Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
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4.75
Grammy
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5.5
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.75

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!

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Who Wrote Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

author
Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of numerous books for children, including four illustrated by Jon Klassen: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; Triangle; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award; and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Mac Barnett lives in California.

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Who Illustrated Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

illustrator
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

ISBN 10:
0763662291
ISBN 13:
9780763662295
Publication Date:
October 14, 2014