Friday, September 22, 2017

Margo's Musings: Is There Anything in the Hole?


What happens when Sam and Dave dig a hole looking for something spectacular? Will they be able to dig down very far? Is there anything interesting hidden in the ground? Will their dog help them? Could there really be a treasure?

Margo spotted this gem at our local bookstore and had to have it. The story is about some boys digging for something spectacular. They dig down. Nothing. They change course- still nothing. Their dog tries to help them. But they can't find anything! At least that’s the story when you only read the words. The illustrations tell a whole other story! I pretended not to notice what was happening in the pictures, and Margo’s face was priceless. She was cracking up and pointing by the end. Of course, now she wants to dig up our backyard and who knows what mysteries are hidden out there! 

We enjoyed reading Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which was written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen. The writing style is straightforward and has a strong impact because the pictures reveal what is really happening. Poor Sam and Dave- they have no idea what they are missing! The illustrations are interesting and different. This is a fun story to read to someone who can’t see the pictures and then read it again when they can see what the author didn’t reveal.

Has anyone else read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole? Or have you read another book by Mac Barnett or Jon Klassen? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Reading!
~F

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book! Dark holes are always very intriguing. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. A little between-the-lines, huh? Or between the images.

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  3. Sounds like a good one. I dug a big hole as a kid, down we went.

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  4. Everyone always imagines what they will find if they dig a hole; sounds like this is a good one of what was found!

    betty

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  5. Digging a hole was also one of the favourite activity in my childhood. The book seems to be very exciting for children.

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  6. It does sound like a heap of fun - for everyone.
    As a child we had a hole digging dog. The next door neighbour and I could (and did) hide down her hole.

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  7. Sounds awesome! I'll have to check it out :)

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  8. Now you have my curiosity aroused as to what the pictures show.

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  9. Hiya - this sounds like loads of fun for everyone - oh what a clever idea ... cheers Hilary

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  10. Nice idea! Thanks for sharing about it.

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  11. Sounds like fun. I dug for treasure in my backyard as a kid. Guess I didn't dig quite far enough...

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  12. I love the cover of this book! Sounds like a fun book! Big Hugs!

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  13. It sounds so cute that the pictures tell one story and the words tell enough. I can just picture how much the kids would love that when reading with them!

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  14. what a hole digging adventure indeed!

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  15. As a child, digging in the sand at the beach, I can clearly remember my grandddad say that if I dug deep enough I'd reach Australia.

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  16. That cover is all kinds of gorgeous. I love it :D Sounds like a great book too. Glad you enjoyed it. <3

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