Author(s): Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.
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.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.
Now in paperback, a deadpan tale of celebrating the joys of outdoor play, with illustrations from 2014 Greenaway winner Klassen. The Bookseller A perfectly paced, deadpan tale full of visual humour from an award-winning team. The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide The witty and extraordinary story is so simple yet perfect. It's got all the words it needs and the text works beautifully with the mellow coloured, gorgeous illustrations (with important details!). The typography and layout of the book are well executed too and match the story perfectly. The books is a pleasure on the eyes for adults and children and it's a lovely story for parents to read with their children. A Mum Reviews In simple illustrations, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole gives a host of opportunities for imagining and dreaming. -- Julia Ecceshare Love Reading 4 Kids
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 the USA, in California. Find Mac online at www.macbarnett.com and on twitter as @macbarnett.