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.
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About the book: The creator of Home turns a droll eye to the natural world, with gorgeous art and a playful invented language.
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! With exquisitely detailed illustrations and tragicomic flair, Carson Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard. Su!
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