Hole Is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions

Hole Is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions

by Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, Nelson
     
 

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What is a hole?
A hole is when you step in it you go down

A hole is for a mouse to live in.

And, of course,a hole is to dig.

This is the funniest book of definitions you'll ever read!

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Overview

What is a hole?
A hole is when you step in it you go down

A hole is for a mouse to live in.

And, of course,a hole is to dig.

This is the funniest book of definitions you'll ever read!

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
A unique book . . . with drawings bouncing with action and good humor.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
First published in 1952, this hilarious classic is now available in paperback to a new generation. Krauss's definitions--from ``toes are to wiggle'' to ``a hat is to wear on a train''--tell what's what--and Sendak's inimitable early illustrations show how. All ages. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064432054
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
2 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) is the author of over thirty books for children, including the classics The Carrot Seed, illustrated by her husband, Crockett Johnson, and A Hole Is to Dig, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. "Ruth Krauss's intuitive ability as a writer to capture the free-spirited thought processes and laughter of young children ensures her books' widespread acceptance and timeless appeal." So concludes her entry in children's Books and Their Creators (1995).

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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