Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett

Illustrations by Jon Klassen

First Release:

February 2015

ISBN: 9780763662295

“We won’t stop digging until we find something spectacular,” Dave says to Sam. They dig their hole deeper—and even sideways—but they keep just missing what they’re looking for. Full-color illustrations were created digitally and in colored pencil.

  • ISBN: 9780763662295
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Candlewick
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"
    Dewey Classification: E
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 1.9, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: 310L
    Awards & Honors: Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Picture Books; PW’s Best Books of 2014, Picture Books; 2015 Caldecott Medal, Honor Book; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Younger Readers; BuzzFeed 2014 Best Books, Picture Book; Irma Black Award, 2015 Finalist; New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014, Picture Books; Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2014, Picture Books; 2015 E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner, Picture Book; Capitol Choices 2015; 2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Picture Books, Silver
    CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist for 2016
    Genre: Fic
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