Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are on a mission: They plan to keep digging until they “find something... read more

Sam and Dave are on a mission: They plan to keep digging until they “find something spectacular.” When digging straight down doesn’t yield results, they turn to the right. Then they split up. They come back together and start digging down again. They take a rest. And all along, their dog — and readers and listeners — understand what they don’t: they keep missing one spectacular thing after another. The straightforward narrative is the foil for the marvelous visual storytelling in a hilarious picture book in which Sam and Dave manage to miss gemstone after gemstone, each one bigger and more spectacular than the one before. The last one is so big the page can’t show it all. When they stop to rest again, dirty and done in by their effort, they are mere inches above a bone. While Sam and Dave sleep the dog starts digging and suddenly all of them are falling … falling … falling ... only to land right back where they began … or do they? Brilliantly conceptualized and illustrated, this is truly a book for all ages. (Age 4 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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