Recommended Reading

Canadian illustrator Jon Klassen, acclaimed author of the heartwarmingly grim children's books I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, and collaborator on an ever-growing list of other works, released a new book last week, Sam & Dave Dig a Hole. 

  Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Illustrator: Jon Klassen. Author: Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. Illustrator: Jon Klassen. Author: Mac Barnett

If I achieve nothing else this week, I will get my hands on this book. Aside from the endearing illustration style (about five colours of pencil crayon, Klassen has been known to say), the books Klassen works on acknowledge that children are the scheming, schoolyard-justice-seeking humans we all remember once being.

It feels like a week to lie down with a good book.

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