Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

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With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humour.

From the award-winning team behind Extra Yarn, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of This is Not My Hat and and I Want My Hat Back, comes a perfectly paced, deadpan tale full of visual humour. 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 they'd never expect.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 208 x 277 x 10mm | 382g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly illustrations (colour)
  • 1406357766
  • 9781406357769
  • 25,226

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A beautiful, easy-to-read picture book . . . brilliant * Carousel * This utterly charming picture book is classy, looks beautiful and - if you look carefully - is very clever indeed * Daily Post North Wales, Evening Gazette Teeside, Manchester Evening Chronicle, The Chronicle Newcastle * A clever and engaging picturebook that will appeal to hole-diggers everywhere! * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read * A story that perfectly reflects the imaginative possibilities and curious delights of digging a hole * Guardian * Truly hilarious . . . this brilliant picturebook is a witty 'treasure' in many ways and should bring smiles to the faces of readers of all ages * The School Librarian * Glorious and funny . . . will captivate and engage a child. * Woman's Way * Draws on the nostalgic notions of a childhood full of curiosity, adventure and imagination. It is this that makes the story accessible and enjoyable for both young and adult readers. * Association of Illustrators * A rare treasure in this witty story. * The Recorder * Wonderful. * Bury Free Press * A wonderful story with brilliant illustrations about looking for the ordinary and finding it in a very unexpected place. * Haverhill Echo * Witty, wonderfully illustrated. * Absolutely Chiswick / Richmond / West * Very much a book that all the family will chuckle at. * babybuzz Magazine * You've got to love a book that celebrates the simple pleasure of digging a hole. . . a deadpan tale brimming with humour -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller Children's Guide *
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About Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California. Visit his website at

Jon Klassen is the award-winning author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, which won both the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit Jon at and @burstofbeaden.
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Rating details

6,533 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (2,717)
4 37% (2,447)
3 17% (1,081)
2 3% (213)
1 1% (75)
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