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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.

  • An all-new story from the award-winning team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.
  • A humorous look at the pleasures of outdoor play and its often surprising rewards.
  • The interplay of text and art makes this a great read-aloud.

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. Visit his website at www.macbarnett.com.

About the illustrator

Jon Klassen is the award-winning author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, which won both the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit Jon at www.burstofbeaden.com and @burstofbeaden.

ISBN: 9781406357769
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Dimensions: 200 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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