Book Review Wednesday: Sam & Dave Dig A Hole

Book Title:  Sam & Dave Dig A Hole

Author:  Mac Barnett

Illustrator:  Jon Klassen

Genre:  Picture Book, Fiction

Publisher:  Candlewick (October 14, 2014)

  • ISBN-10: 0763662291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763662295

Pages: 40

Age: 4-8

Why Did I Choose It?  I saw this one in another book review; I'm sorry I don't know which one!  But I was quite intrigued - enough so to buy it for a Christmas present! I was also recommended the title by one of my followers here on the blog!

A Little Bit From The Inside Cover:  Sam and Dave are digging a hole, and they will not stop until they find something spectacular.

My Review:  I think I'll be buying my son extra shovels to use in the back yard this summer.  But if you don't have a yard you want holes dug in, don't let that sway you from reading this magnificent picture book to your little one (just don't buy shovels or other digging instruments!).  The humor in this story is so cleverly worked out between author and illustrator and will leave you and your little one giggling for some time - at least it left my son and I giggling! Sam and Dave set out on a mission - to dig a hole until they find something spectacular.  What the illustrations humorously show as they tire of digging in one direction and then another, is that the something spectacular is just a few more shovels away....but alas they are all missed until.....  well, let's say they hit rock bottom and fell right out of the sky! They have landed at home.....or have they?  Take a close look now....  You must not miss this one!

Look!  There's a Book Trailer!

Other Books By This Author:  President Taft is Stuck in the Bath, Extra Yarn, Count The Monkeys, The Terrible Two, Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Telephone, and more.

Other Books Illustrated by Jon Klassen:  I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, Extra Yarn

See More Book Reviews Like This:  See a list on My Book Review Page.

2 thoughts on “Book Review Wednesday: Sam & Dave Dig A Hole

  1. writersideup

    I absolutely ADORE these two guys! Their talent is beyond BEYOND! I was looking forward to this books since I first got wind of it last year and was NOT disappointed! Carol, I can't tell you how many times I watched that book trailer, I love it SO much 🙂 And one of my favorite parts is when Jon dumps the dirt on Mac and you see that little smile on Jon's face lol 😀

    1. orthodoxmom3

      Thank you, Donna Marie, for the recommendation 🙂 I just read this one again the other night with my little man. He cracks up even more every time we read it!

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