Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
  

Du Iz Tak?

Written by Carson Ellis
Illustrated by Carson Ellis

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You need a working knowledge of bug to understand this story, but don’t worry, it’s an easy language to pick up. ‘Du iz tak?’ asks a dragonfly, studying a green shoot. ‘Ma nazoot’ replies his elegant companion. They decide it’s a plant and watch excitedly as it grows, building a wonderful tree house amongst its leaves, and exclaiming when it produces a scrivadelly gladdenboot. There’s drama when a spider moves in, meanwhile a subplot silently unfolds: a caterpillar forms a chrysalis, emerging as a beautiful moth in a stunning, wordless night-time scene. The seasons come and go, almost unnoticed, so absorbed are we in the insects’ story. Children will love the world portrayed, and love too the fact that adults need to decode this new language just as they do.

Not since The Very Hungry Caterpillar has insect life been celebrated with such style and originality. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

In her follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Home, Carson Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world ...even the humblest back garden!

With gorgeous, exquisitely-detailed illustration that will appear to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking Bug ...Du iz tak? What is that?

In this video Carson explains how she created the special insect language in the book.

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[...] this extraordinary book is a total delight. Red Reading Hub

About the Author

Carson Friedman Ellis is an artist who lives in Portland, Oregon. She is known for both her children's book illustrations, and album art.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Carson Ellis
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Author's Website

www.carsonellis.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2016

ISBN

9781406368413

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