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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears A West African Tale
Author: Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Verna Aardema
A mosquito tells an iguana such a preposterous tall tale that the iguana puts sticks in his ears so he won't have to hear her nonsense. This causes a chain of events that upsets ALL the animals. When King Lion calls a council to solve the problem, the animals realize the mosquito is at fault. To this day, mosquitoes whine in people's ears to ask...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780803760882
ISBN-10: 0803760884
Publication Date: 1/1/1978
Pages: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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3.7 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
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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