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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Paperback – 15 December 2015

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Now in paperback, a deadpan tale of celebrating the joys of outdoor play, with illustrations from 2014 Greenaway winner Klassen. ― The Bookseller

A perfectly paced, deadpan tale full of visual humour from an award-winning team. ― The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide

The witty and extraordinary story is so simple yet perfect. It’s got all the words it needs and the text works beautifully with the mellow coloured, gorgeous illustrations (with important details!). The typography and layout of the book are well executed too and match the story perfectly. The books is a pleasure on the eyes for adults and children and it’s a lovely story for parents to read with their children. ― A Mum Reviews

In simple illustrations, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole gives a host of opportunities for imagining and dreaming. -- Julia Ecceshare ― Love Reading 4 Kids

“[…] brilliant book with lots of layers.” ― Times Educational Supplement

About the Author

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Chloe and the Lion and Guess Again!, which TIME Magazine named the no. 2 Picture Book of 2010. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travellers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a not-for-profit writing and tutoring centre in LA. His collaborations with Jon Klassen, Extra Yarn and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, have both won the Caldecott Honor. He lives in California, USA.

Jon Klassen has created illustrations for popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. I Want My Hat Back is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.

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Product details

  • Publisher : Walker Books (15 December 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1406360988
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1406360981
  • Reading age : 3 - 7 years
  • Item Weight : 200 g
  • Dimensions : 27 x 0.5 x 20 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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