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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Other authors: Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

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Summary- Sam and Dave start to dig a hole with their dog in search of something amazing. They dig and dig and dig but cannot find anything. Until they get tired and their dog digs for a bone, but when he does they fall through the hole to someplace new.

Critique of Genre- Fantasy, they travel through the Earth and fall through.

Age- All Ages

Media- Colored Pencil ( )
  DRhodes02 | Apr 19, 2017 |
In this story of Sam and Dave they go on an adventure by digging a hole to find a treasure underground. While digging they keep getting tired so they decide to change direction missing the treasure every time. This is a fun story that will grab and keep readers interested and leave them wanting more. ( )
  MadelynMaxwell | Apr 12, 2017 |
This books is a humorous book in which two friends go on an adventure to find something "spectacular". The two friends decide to dig a hole and just barely miss the spectacular things each time. The illustrations in this book make it a great one. You would not get the main idea of the story with out them. This book is also a good one for older students because you are left wondering if everything actually happened or if it was just a dream they had. You could do so many things with this book in your calssroom. ( )
  Hanleighearle | Mar 19, 2017 |
A story of two boys playing in their backyard searching for a "treasure."
  NicoMartinson | Mar 14, 2017 |
This book is about two best friends seeking an adventure underground for a spectacular surprise, but end up empty handed. It has a unique format due to the main characters digging underground. With every twist and turn, the reader is engrossed in wanting to know what will happen next. Due to this plot, teachers can use this book to teach predicting. The teachers can ask questions to the children about the plot. It can be for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. There is also a second plot going on with the dog which the teacher can further practice predicting with the students. ( )
  maria.baltazar | Mar 10, 2017 |
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Mac Barnettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Klassen, JonIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Klassen, JonIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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