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A Hole Is to Dig by Ruth Krauss

A Hole Is to Dig

by Ruth Krauss

Other authors: Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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What next, what it's used for and why it's what it is.
  rjames1071 | Nov 7, 2013 |
An irresistible book! I know it is irresistible because I left it on the dining room table and my roommate and her mother (a former kindergarten teacher) picked it up and read it in my absence. This "first book of first definitions" is centered around the idea of a hole, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids wanted to go outside and dig one after reading it. However, all the "definitions" are sweet, funny, and even profound. The illustrations by the late Maruice Sendak are amazing and each worth studying in detail. A must-read for the younger children; I would read it to kids ages 2-6. ( )
  SylviaSmile | Apr 10, 2013 |
Comical throughout, this endearing book includes definitions of household objects, body parts, objects in nature, etc. from a child's point of view.
  MissG77 | Oct 30, 2008 |
A kids' - eye view of the world, where if you ask a child what something is for you get a realistic answer (rugs are so dogs can have napkins! Mashed potatoes are so everyone gets enough!). All sorts of children (and a few pets) are joyously engaged in imaginative play in Sendak's illustrations. ( )
  libraryturtle | Aug 9, 2008 |
Cute text and pictures, but more from a nostalgic angle than from a holds-my-baby's-interest angle. ( )
  snozzberry | Jun 28, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 006443205X, Paperback)

What is a hole?
A hole is when you step in it
you go down

A hole is
for a mouse
to live in.

And, of course,a hole is to dig.

This is the funniest book
of definitions you'll ever read!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:39 -0400)

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Nursery school children's "definitions" of everyday objects reveal their different view of the world in a humorous way.

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