Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

Book - 2016
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Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustrations that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking "Bug" ... Du iz tak? What is that?
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763665302
0763665304
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm

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Starpoem
Jun 28, 2017

This is a cleverly-written book that appeals to a variety of ages. I read it out loud to the family, and it incited lots of giggling. I read it out loud to a middle-grade student that I am tutoring, and we talked about using context clues to deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words (the book made this conversation fun). The illustrations are enchanting, and I noticed new details each time I re-read the book.

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stepha89
Mar 11, 2017

The illustrations are delightful and younger children will likely have fun puzzling out the insect language.

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_Alicorn_
Dec 30, 2016

Unique create your own story book.
I read with our 4 year old son and we got a laugh when we were sure we had worked out what words meant and I think my son enjoyed being a part of insects conversations.
Great for imagination, explaining the use of different languages and how communication varies even between animals. Something a little different from a wordless book.

nmaryann Dec 24, 2016

An innovative picture book that explores language and storytelling. Readers are left to decipher Ellis' made-up language. An incredibly unique, inviting, and clever picture book. Carson Ellis never disappoints.

AL_TINA Dec 20, 2016

Super creative with illustrations to match, this picture book explores language with the help of some very industrious bugs!

AL_ALYX Dec 10, 2016

Gorgeous illustrations that kids will sure to pour over, since all of the text is in "bug language".

AL_BETSY Dec 02, 2016

Du Iz Tak? I'll tell you du tak iz. It's a totally cool book in which the reader enters a bug world where everyone speaks "bug". But, thanks to fabulous illustrations, it is possible - and fun - to figure out the story and understand a new language.

katbee Nov 17, 2016

This book is beautifully illustrated and you will probably want to look through it a few times to find the hidden things you missed. It's fun to read the made up language and spot the differences from one page to the next.

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mslibrarynerd
Oct 26, 2016

Both my two year old and seven year old are enchanted with the imagined language of this book and trying to decipher the story. The illustrations are stunning.

Chapel_Hill_StephenA Oct 14, 2016

This is a wonderfully inventive and beautiful book. Ellis has created a secret bug language and doesn't provide a translation, so the fun comes in guessing what it is they're actually saying and watching the mystery unfold. This is great for a one-on-one storytime and is an excellent example of how a picture book can turn a story into a creativity sparking, interactive experience.

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stepha89
Mar 11, 2017

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

AL_BETSY Dec 02, 2016

AL_BETSY thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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