I've been adding to our library of children's books for some years now. Before I had children I would collect many varied, delightful, and enchanting stories to read to the students in my classroom. And as my family has grown to include two little squirrels of my own, so too has our children's book library. Over the years we've come to discover, and rediscover many new and old favourites, read over and over again countless times. Rarely does it happen, however that a book comes along which captures such interest as Carson Ellis' latest masterpiece, Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis invites her readers into the world and language of a small and eclectic selection of insects and bugs, in their journey to discover exactly "du iz tak" ("what is that"), which has entered their garden. Detailed and beautiful illustrations accompany the completely imagined and made-up language of this motley little crew, inviting the reader to decipher their code and, in the case of my little people, keep the mysterious and enchanting magic going long after the story is finished.