Trying to identify a ~30 y.o. children's book
March 25, 2005 9:35 AM   Subscribe

I read a book in school when I was in 1st or 2nd grade (around 1975).

It was about a bunch of kids, and possibly their parents, who decided it would be fun to dig a big hole in the ground and put fish and things in it. The hole was dug in a grassy area and it ended up being sort of cubical in shape. And everyone had a great time. The book was mostly color drawings. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by shoos to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
The only thing I can think of is A Hole is to Dig.
posted by nitsuj at 9:52 AM on March 25, 2005

Response by poster: No, but good try!
posted by shoos at 12:55 PM on March 25, 2005

I don't think any of these are old enough to be it, but some an otherwise-nice list of other children's books about digging holes: Uncle Frank's Pit, The Real Hole, How to Dig A Hole..., Don't Dig So Deep, Nicholas, and Holes.
posted by waxpancake at 12:59 AM on March 26, 2005

No fish that I recall, but Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel involves the digging of a oddly cubical hole and everyone having a good time.
posted by ikkyu2 at 12:05 PM on March 26, 2005

Response by poster: None of those are it, but thanks for the suggestions! I'd guess it came out right around '74-'75.
posted by shoos at 5:49 PM on March 26, 2005

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