Be warned: today’s video is no book trailer! It is, rather, a brief interview with author/illustrator extraordinaire Carson Ellis. To promote the release of her latest picture book, Du Iz Tak? (Candlewick), Ellis taks, er, talks early artistic memories, great advice she’s received, and the creation of a wonderfully nonsensical language. A glimpse into the lives of an infectiously industrious brood of bugs (who, Ellis reflects, “shouldn’t speak English”) Du Iz Tak? serves up “splendid folk-style gouache-and-ink illustrations” alongside playful gibberish—words like furt, ribble, and nazoot. As Booklist editor Julia Smith writes in her starred review, “Ellis’ newest is outstanding.” Make sure to check out the interview above, or grab a copy of Du Iz Tak?, in stores October 18; after all, it might just be your last (only?) chance at learning Bug.