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Du Iz Tak?

Du Iz Tak?
by Carson Ellis (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: 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!

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book

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Argyle Fox

Argyle Fox
by Marie LeTourneau (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Argyle Fox wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh! Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. . .

Snippet: “I’m never playing in the wind ever, ever, EVER again!”

“Perhaps if you think for awhile, you will figure out something to play in the wind,” said Mama Fox.

“No I won’t,” Argyle grumbled.

“Think, Argyle,” Mama Fox said softly as she closed the bedroom door.

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Priscilla Gorilla

Priscilla Gorilla
by Barbara Bottner (Author) and Michael Emberley (Illustrator)

Booktalk: The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla costume 24-7! There are so many things to love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best is how they seem to always get their way.

So when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice is obvious. But dancing around and beating her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course outraged–nobody tells a gorilla what to do!–and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a troublemaker in ape’s clothing?

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