Thursday, March 12, 2015
Sam and Dave Dig A Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
This is a book for everyone, a picture book which works for grownups as much as it works for little kids and teenagers of every age. It is the story of Sam and Dave who go digging for something spectacular. A long hard day ensues. And that is about it, but that is not really it. There is lots of funny stuff in the book, lots of quirky little jokes and you have to be clever to see them. I'm a big fan of these authors, they have a special niche in the picture book world, capturing ideas that appeal to kids are logical to kids but spectacularly funny to adults. Below is the book trailer but also a TED talk by Mac Barnett about what it is to write for kids. It is really inspiring and funny and well worth the 20 minutes watch. I'm pretty sure you will enjoy it.