Du Iz Tak?

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Du Iz Tak? What language is this book in?”

That was my exact response to my friend over at Candlewick Press when she asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing the children’s book Du Iz Tak? “I know you’re a fan of Carson Ellis,” my friend said, which she knew since we partnered on this fun giveaway for one of my favorite kiddo books ever, Home, “and she has a new kids’ book out that I bet your babies would love! It’s called Du Iz Tak?

Cue my aforementioned response.

She told me that it was a picture book that used a made up language. “Oh got it! Sounds fun! Send it on!” I replied to her.

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

This book is beautiful, imaginative, and just straight up FUN! Since the words are in a made up language, when you’re reading the nonsense (and initially feeling a bit silly), you can see your kids’ imaginations coming to life! They are able to decide what they think is being said, and it’s truly just adorable! The more we read this book, the more my babies (Wilson, particularly) add more and more detail to everything that is happening in this inventive little story.

The story includes damselflies, spider webs, the growth of a flower in which the featured community of bugs builds a pretty cool fort (complete with lounge chairs and refreshing drinks!), and a roly poly’s beautifully decorated log home, to name just a few of my personal favorite features! 🙂

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

Du Iz Tak? Giveaway! // www.thehiveblog.com

If you have kids who like to talk, then you NEED this book. It’s wonderful! 🙂 And guess what?! Candlewick Press is letting me give away a copy to one of YOU!! YAY!

// TO ENTER //

Simply comment below with why you want to win! Or if you are already familiar with this book and want an extra copy to give to a friend, I’d love to hear what your favorite little details of this book are! 🙂

Comment away!

(( This giveaway will close on Friday, 10/13/17, at 12 noon CST. This giveaway is only open to residents of the continental 48 United States. One entry per person, please. ))

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting today! I can’t wait to get to share this book with one of you! It’s seriously so much fun. Have a FABULOUS (hopefully long) weekend!! XO!


  1. Leslie Ann Jones October 6, 2017 / 8:45 am

    This would be a great book for our youngest daughter. She would have so much fun making up stories to go along with the words! Fingers crossed for the win!

  2. Vicki October 6, 2017 / 8:52 am

    What a wonderful new book to put on my “Grandmother List!” I would love to have this book to read to my grandchildren. Vivi loves to read to them and they love to listen! Books are the best way for a child to learn and thanks Laurel for introducing me to a new series of books!

  3. Vickie Farlow October 6, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Please put my name in the hat. I bought my grandgirl “Home” after you recommended it and she loves it and reads it to baby brother. I’ m sure she would love to do the same with this one. Thanks, Laurel. I enjoy reading your blog.

  4. Miriam October 6, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I would love to win this to gift to my neighbor’s daughter- she loves to read books and I know she would love this one!

  5. Mary October 6, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Such a fun book! And I love “book time” with babies❣️ Nothin’ quite like it…..

  6. Courtney October 8, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I’d love to win this to add to the collection of books to read to my nephew, who’s due in less than two months!

  7. Kari October 8, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    My kiddos love books and creatures of all kinds! I can imagine their grins now while we read it.

  8. Leslie October 9, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    This is so cool! I love things that push kids to be creative. Being pregnant with our first kid, Peter and I were talking just the other day about memories we have with our parents reading to us and the children’s books we love and want to share with our kids. This sounds like one of those that Wilson will love forever and have the best memories of his awesome parents!!!

  9. Courtney Reid October 9, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I’m in love with this book already! I have 3 boys, 1,2, and 6 who I know would just love me reading this to them at bedtime! It would be so much fun, great memories will be made for sure! I can see this being the book they choose every night for a long time! 🙂

  10. Megan walters October 10, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Would love to give this to my godson. I like to find him unique books that are beautifully illustrated. I think this would be a great addition to his growing collection from me!

  11. ELIZABETH BLAINE October 10, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    The boys love books and especially love yelling made-up words. It sounds perfect!

  12. Hannah M Younce October 12, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    If love to see what Brooks comes up with! He talks so much. I feel like he has a made up language already. Haha

    • Hannah M Younce October 12, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      I’d * !

  13. Katie Bailey October 13, 2017 / 6:51 am

    I love this! Watching my daughter use her imagination is truly a sight to behold. I would love to experience this book through her eyes!

  14. thelovelybee October 15, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Thank you all SO MUCH for entering!!! I selected the winner by random number generation and, winner, you have been notified!!! XO!

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