Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?

by Carson Ellis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763665302
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 111,380
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carson Ellis is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Home, her debut solo picture book. She is also the illustrator of The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket and Dillweed’s Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic by Florence Parry Heide, and she collaborated with her husband, Colin Meloy, on the best-selling Wildwood series. Carson Ellis lives with her family outside Portland, Oregon.

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Du Iz Tak? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReaderWriterEducator More than 1 year ago
As a person who loves language and linguistics, I found this book fascinating. It’s almost like a wordless book, but better! Use what you know about language – capitals for names, punctuation, etc. This format requires that we explore the context and use what we know in a search for meaning. Many skills come to the forefront. This would be great fun, leveling the playing field, in a diverse classroom with second language learners from varied backgrounds.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Time to get down in the wee-little world of bugs and go through a life cycle with them. But this is not an "educational" book with facts and photographs. No! This is a cute, nonsensical story using a made-up language that is "bug-talk." So readers must prepare themselves for a bit of whimsical far-out fun as the bugs discover, build, lose, and begin again. Let's go... As the damselflies discover a tiny shoot unflurl they wonder, "Du iz tak?" (hmmm.... What is that?"). Another replies, "Ma nazoot." ("I don't know?") .... and on it goes. Well, are you up to the challenge? Can you understand bug-speaks? I imagine it'll tangle your tongue a it, but you'll be rolling with laughter with your kiddies by the last page when after the seasons roll around, snow has fallen, warmer weather arrives, and new shoots peek through the ground a new bug peers at them and...... "Du iz tak?" Charming! Great illustrations that carry you through the seasons as the bugs get on with life - well, the life of a bug. Candlewick Press has a page you can print and cut out for finger puppets. I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review of my honest opinion which is freely given.