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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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!
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment