Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Author:Verna Aardema (Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon) Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears is an African folktale which offers a great lesson to be learned by children. The story is about a mosquito who tells a lie to an iguana and annoys the iguana. This sets off a series of events that affects everyone who lives in the forest and the initiation of daylight. — It is an excellent story for a young r... more »eader to learn the consequences of telling lies and the detrimental affect it can have on individuals and/or communities. It imparts how important it is to always tell the truth.
The illustrations in this book are spectacular. Each page is filled with brightly-colored pictures that will capture the interest of a young child and keep them reading until the very end. The illustrations also correspond directly to the storyline which will give the young reader the ability to glance at the pictures and help them read the printed words.
This is not only a good story for children, but for adults too. The end offers a humorous reason for why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears, and why people shoo them away. This is definitely a good book to keep in every home and school library.« less