Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book

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

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 you'd never expect.

Author: Mac Barnett
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 10/14/2014
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.00h x 8.20w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780763662295
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 169653 / Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Finalist
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Kentucky Bluegrass Award - Recommended
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Winner
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Silver Medal Winner
Award: Irma S. & James H. Black Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2014
Publishers Weekly 08/11/2014
Quill & Quire 09/01/2014 pg. 35
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2014 pg. 46
Booklist 09/15/2014 pg. 60
New York Times Book Review 09/21/2014 pg. 16
School Library Journal 10/01/2014 pg. 74
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2014 pg. 144
Shelf Awareness 10/24/2014
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 57
PW Best Children's Books 11/03/2014 pg. 40
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2014 pg. 53
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/01/2014 pg. 20
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/07/2014 pg. 35
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser, which was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book, and Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett, which won a Caldecott Honor. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.