Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

sam&davedigaholeWritten by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen


Two friends, Sam and Dave, dig a hole. They are on a mission to find something spectacular. They decide to keep digging until they find it. Readers will get something spectacular as they enjoy seeing how close the boys get during their quest. The illustrations are simple but provide some extra details for attentive readers. What a fun book that leaves you still thinking about what happened.

Review by Vanessa Eyre, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Author Website: http://www.macbarnett.com/
Illustrator Website: http://jonklassen.tumblr.com/

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Written by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: October 14, 2014
ISBN: 9780763662295 (hardcover)

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2 thoughts on “Sam & Dave Dig a Hole”

  1. I loved this book! It was so much fun to read aloud to all the classes, but especially to see the reactions of the younger grades as Sam and Dave keep missing that “something spectacular” they’re in search of. Delightful!

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