“Sam and Dave dig down down down until they find something spectacular”
This is one of the funniest picture books I have read. I have read it through a couple of times now and during those times I always find the story makes me laugh with its unpredictable humour and funny illustrations. I really enjoyed the pictures and how they were drawn, they didn’t look harsh as they were drawn with pencils and without a harsh black outline. They have a very small colour palette but I feel that this added to the feel of where Sam and Dave were during each scene. The pages alternated between pictures and writing which meant that the pictures weren’t drowned out by the words or vice versa and you can really enjoy spending time looking at these pictures in detail. What I love is that this book doesn’t try too hard to be funny, it is written casually through the narrative and speech from Sam and Dave, making the illustrations even funnier because the characters themselves don’t notice their mistakes even though the reader can. This is a brilliant picture book with humour that both children and adults can appreciate. A very enjoyable read.
Reviewed by Lydia