At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘Du Iz Tak?‘ is perhaps a beautifully produced Eastern European picture book, but no, this clever and witty book is written in damselfly speak.
As a new shoot appears, the delicately detailed flies congregate around it, questioning it and exploring it further.
Soon, a plethora of intricately illustrated insects are making themselves at home in this ever increasing plant.
Even a pesky spider decides to makes itself comfortable, much to the obvious dismay of its current inhabitants. But not for long…
Each layer to this dramatically unfurling story, are added to at the turn of every page.
The scene builds to a crescendo with the addition of the tiniest, most subtle details, but each with their important part to play in this story of life, growth, transformation, death and ultimately re-birth.
Another resounding success from Carson Ellis and one we will enjoy using with our pre school children to see how they interpret the delightful dialogue.