Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

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Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon with the help of a pill bug named Icky they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop down booby voobeck! only to be carried off in turn.Su!
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763665302
0763665304
Call Number: jPS ELLI
Characteristics: 48 unnumbered p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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SFPL_Kids Jul 21, 2017

Appeals to kids who like codes and secret languages with its complex illustrations and text. Ages 7-10.

In this world, insects can speak in a unique bug language you'll have fun figuring out. Watch this community of young and old bugs enjoy the pleasures of a new plant growing in their midst.


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karenmcupp
Oct 04, 2017

This Caldecott winner was not my favorite, but it is very original in its use of creating another language to tell the story.

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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.

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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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