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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett

Other authors: Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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Friends, Sam and Dave, are digging for treasure, however, they always stop digging right as they're about to reach it.

The illustrations have a yellow and brown tint to them, which goes hand in hand with the underground setting of the story. This is a fantastic book to teach students about predicting and inferring. As you read you can have students state what they think is going to happen next on the boy's journey. The book's ending is somewhat open for interpretation, so readers can infer what happened to the boys. Based on what the students infer, they can create an extended ending that explains what happened to the boys and what they're going to do next. ( )
  Tori.Okosun | Apr 23, 2018 |
This funny story is about two young boys and a dog who are digging to find treasure. Their quest to finding this treasure (diamonds) brings them close to the buried jewels as they dig their way into the ground. However, each time they near one they suddenly change course by digging and tunneling in different directions but the dog seems to know exactly where the jewels are. The boys become tired and fall asleep but wake up to the ground giving in and they begin to fall through empty space until they land in the soft dirt where they thought they first began digging. I enjoyed this story a lot and loved the illustrations that brought me laughter. The pictures help tell the story which follows a parallel story line. This book would be great to teach prediction. Since the story is open to interpretation the students can predict what will happen next. This book would be suitable for kinder through third grade students. ( )
  LauraRothfuss | Apr 22, 2018 |
This story is about two friends Sam and Dave. They start to dig a hole to find the diamond(s)but they keep passing it up. The small dog points them to the direction where the diamond is but they are not paying attention. they fall asleep and find themselves in the same place where they started digging. Loved the illustrations they were fun to look at. It was something different that I have read. It is a good book for writing, the could add on to the story because the book ends on a cliffhanger. ( )
  zmercado | Apr 21, 2018 |
Sam and Dave dig a hole hoping to find treasure. They dig straight down but don't find anything, so they dig in another direction. They still don't find anything so they split up, but they still don't find anything. After a ton of digging, they take a rest and decide to sleep. Suddenly they are falling! Falling back down to where they first started digging. This book is great for teaching cause and effect. Students are able to see how switching directions effected the outcome. This story is also great for predicting. Students are able to predict what they think will happen next. ( )
  Katherine.Boykins | Apr 21, 2018 |
Sam and Dave want to dig until they find something spectacular. Unfortunately, they keep missing the mark, that is until their dog digs them home.
  RachaelBunch | Apr 10, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763662291, Hardcover)

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.

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Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

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