Book Review * Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

  • Author: Mac Barnett
  • Illustrator:  Jon Klassen
  • Reading level: 3-7
  • Juvenile Fiction Picture Book
  • Hardcover: 40 pp.
  • Publisher: (Candlewick, October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 97807636562295
  • Price:  $16.99

Short Summary:
Two true boy best friends want to do something extraordinary, spectacular. So they dig, dig, dig until they fall asleep and fall down their hole. Too bad they miss the hidden diamond jewels buried in the dirt. Their dog keeps digging though in search of a bone. His hole opens into another dimension. Too bad they never realize where to look!

My Opinion Only:
Emerging readers can relate to this story and its characters. Simple text words, colored-penicl and digital drawings, and visual humor work together to keep them observing, thinking, and drawing conclusions. Its plot is perfect because it is about normal kids and what kids do–things like digging holes, playing in dirt, eating cookies, drinking chocolate milk, and falling asleep. Is its ending that or the opening for another quest? Look carefully at picture details.

Here is the trailer.

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