Sunday, November 6, 2016

DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis / Book Review #picturebookmonth

Written and Illustrated by: Carson Ellis
Published by: Candlewick
Released on: October 18th, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Rating: 4.5 stars - We Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon 
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

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!

A fun, whimsical and enchanting picture book.

This book is the perfect read aloud. There's plenty of humor kids will get, illustrations they'll love to look at, and patterns through out the story kids will enjoy pointing out. Not to mention the wonder and intrigue that comes with discovering something new, as these bugs do. The reading out loud portion is so fun! Once you decipher the words you're reading, you realize what a genius Ellis is in the way she wrote this book.  Plus, reading this out loud means you get to do your best bug impression. 

These illustrations are great! What a great picture book to look through. This bug world is enchanting, as the characters are brought to life with human like characteristics, that fit perfectly within their bug world. I loved these illustrations. 

This book is so much more than just a picture book and fun read out loud. There is a lot of content in this book, that makes for great think out loud discussions. This is definitely a must have for school libraries. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~