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Jun 26, 2021
We really loved this book. The fun is in seeing how the brothers keep missing out on something spectacular, and ignore their dog who seems to know where they should be digging. Also, the many differences between the first and last page…
Mar 23, 2021susangiang rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I didn’t understand this book at first.... I was looking for a more entertaining children’s book and this is just too deep! Maybe I still don’t get it!
Feb 01, 2021bezoarbezoarbezoar rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I read this book out loud to a small group of elementary students in grades 2-5. They loved this one! They had the most fun with the pages where Sam and Dave where digging aaaaaalmost to the treasure, but then just missed it. They also…
Dec 01, 2020jglownia rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My almost-3-year-old loves this book, and I enjoy it every time, too.
Jul 05, 2019trinmarie rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I know it's for children but this is quite bland. The artwork is wonderful, though.
Jun 11, 2019Jamuckley rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Mac Barnett's picture book for children, "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole," is a fantastic tale of two brothers who dig a hole. They dig and they dig until they "find" something. The illustrator tease the readers with the discoveries they are…
Feb 07, 2019cabelindsay rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Just about as good as it gets, illustrated by the artist behind another recent classic: I Want My Hat Back. This is a hilarious story of two people and a dog, searching for treasures. My kids (4, 6, and 10) laughed out loud throughout the…
Sep 12, 2018metrowhat rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
LOVE this book
Mar 10, 2018SPPL_Anna rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is great, especially for older kids so I love reading it on school visits since it teaches about dramatic irony, which is awesome in a picture book.
Feb 18, 2018JCLHeatherM rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Sam and Dave dig a hole through teamwork in an effort to find something extraordinary, unsure of what they will find along the way.
Aug 31, 2016skyekilaen rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It was a good day when the folks at Candlewick Press sent us a review copy of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole! The setup: It’s Monday. Sam and Dave are on a mission. They’re going to dig until they find something spectacular! They’re bringing…
Jun 27, 2016FSJPL_Morgan rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Klassen's books make adult readers light up with delight...and if that happens, kids are guaranteed to follow suit! Not quite as deviously wonderful as "I Want My Hat Back," and "This Is Not My Hat," but Klassen hasn't let me down yet!
Jun 25, 2015CRRL_CraigG rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Author Mac Barnett and Illustrator Jon Klassen are a terrific pair, with Klassen's quiet artwork complementing Barnett's slightly surreal humor.
May 07, 2015PimaLib_BeccaB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Can you spot the differences at the beginning and the end of the book? Where do Sam and Dave end up? It's spectacular!
Apr 18, 2015forbesrachel rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Down down down they dig. Sam and Dave pick up their shovels in the hope of uncovering something spectacular. A cat watches them depart, while a dog joins them on their quest. This treasure-finding hound tries his best to point them in the…
Dec 30, 2014quagga rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Playful and subversive for all ages. Klassen's illustrations provide both the real story and humorous contrast with the text.
Dec 21, 2014ksoles rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Caldecott winners Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen ("Extra Yarn") have once again teamed up to produce a striking and delightful story that deftly balances what the characters know with what the reader knows. As the story opens, brothers…
Nov 21, 2014KCLS_Gerry rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of those books that begs to be read with someone on your lap so that someone can see what's really going on!