Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
Marc Barnett & Jon Klassen
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
am and Dave, with their shovels in hand, are on a mission. They are going to dig a hole until they discover something
. They dig down and down and down. No luck!
he two boys take a break and then dig sideways. No luck! They dig in different directions! Still no luck! So, they continue digging downward.
ut eventually they get tired so they stop for a nap. Then something odd happens. They seem to be falling in space and after a few pages of free-fall, the boys are back in their backyard. WHAT HAPPENED HERE? Good question!
ou'll have to figure the answer out for yourself. Although I liked how this book started, the ending left me cold. I DID NOT DIG IT! If you have to try to explain to a four or five year old what happened here this book will quickly lose its charm. I think the author dug himself in a hole here and didn't know how to get out! So be it! This picture book gets a thumbs down.
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