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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Author: Verna Aardema, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.The story is funny, and the book won a Caldecott Medal because the pictures are so beautiful.
ISBN-13: 9780590102940
ISBN-10: 059010294X
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 27
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is a great story that teaches us the consequences of telling a lie. A mosquito tells a lie to an iguana and this causes other events to happen. In the story we are introduced to many animals and sounds each animal makes. For example, the crow cried kaa, kaa, kaa. The story is cumulative and repeats the sequence of events as the community figures out the truth. The ending is funny as we learn why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. The story does have a death of a baby owl so might no be appropriate for young children.
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Great for beginning readers or for bedtime stories.
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colorful African tale
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This was one of my FAVORITE child hood storybooks!! (and still is.)


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