Title: The Hole in the Dike
Author: Norma Green
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 1974
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Gr. 2+

Overview: Story about a young boy named Peter who is telling about his love of Holland, where he is from. He talks about how the dikes protect the land from the high the high sea waters around him. When he is biking one day he notices a little hole in one of the dikes and is forced to put his finger in it so the hole would grow bigger. Hopefully someone from town will come help poor Peter save the land. Pictures in this story are older, but very colorful and enjoyable.

Activity: The students could build their own village protected by a dike using different supplies like toothpicks and pieces of felt.

Reviewer’s Name: Chris O’Donovan