What could be more wonderful than Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen together? Well that would be Sam & Dave Dig a Hole. Sam and Dave will dig until they find something spectacular. And they do, well almost, several times.
Children will delight in being able to see the treasure that Sam and Dave miss. They'll love the twist of falling down or out of the hole, but I wonder how many will notice the change in the tree.
The illustrations were created digitally and in colored pencil. They are in muted colors of the earth, you know cause they're digging.
I'll use this title with First grade to Third grade students. I see this story generating quite a bit of discussion on what is going on, what happened, what will happen next and other interest. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen each know how to tell a story, they are only that much better together.