Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett
illustration by Jon Klassen
Two boys dig and dig in search of adventure. The dog is digging too in pursuit of a bone. Finally, a breakthrough! And then they are back home. Or are they? Klassen's colored pencil illustrations include small details that suggest there is more to this story. Barnett's spare text perfectly depicts this simple scenario that turns out to be anything but simple.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Text copyright © 2014 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.