Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

By Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humour.

From the award-winning team behind Extra Yarn, and illustrated by Jon Klassen, the Kate Greenaway-winning creator of This is Not My Hat and and I Want My Hat Back, comes a perfectly paced, deadpan tale full of visual humour. Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find ... nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary – and finding it in a manner they'd never expect.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406357769
  • Published: 02 Oct 2014
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 270 x 200 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'You’ve got to love a book that celebrates the simple pleasure of digging a hole. . . a deadpan tale brimming with humour' Bookseller Children’s Guide

'Very much a book that all the family will chuckle at.' babybuzz Magazine

'Witty, wonderfully illustrated.' Absolutely Chiswick / Richmond / West

'A wonderful story with brilliant illustrations about looking for the ordinary and finding it in a very unexpected place.' Haverhill Echo

'Wonderful.' Bury Free Press

'A rare treasure in this witty story.' The Recorder

'Draws on the nostalgic notions of a childhood full of curiosity, adventure and imagination. It is this that makes the story accessible and enjoyable for both young and adult readers.' Association of Illustrators

'Glorious and funny . . . will captivate and engage a child.' Woman’s Way

'Truly hilarious . . . this brilliant picturebook is a witty ‘treasure’ in many ways and should bring smiles to the faces of readers of all ages' The School Librarian

'A story that perfectly reflects the imaginative possibilities and curious delights of digging a hole' Guardian

'A clever and engaging picturebook that will appeal to hole-diggers everywhere!' Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Read

'This utterly charming picture book is classy, looks beautiful and – if you look carefully – is very clever indeed' Daily Post North Wales, Evening Gazette Teeside, Manchester Evening Chronicle, The Chronicle Newcastle

'A beautiful, easy-to-read picture book . . . brilliant' Carousel

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