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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: Verna Aardema
In this astonishingly beautiful and imaginatively illustrated picture book, Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale that sets off a chain reaction that ends in jungle disaster. Iguana is so upset at being told such nonsense that he plugs his ears. So, of course, when Python says good morning, Iguana doesn't hear and ignores him altogether. Python ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140549058
ISBN-10: 0140549056
Publication Date: 8/15/2004
Pages: 28
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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3.5 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 1
Great for beginning readers or for bedtime stories.
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colorful African tale
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reviewed Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale on + 19 more book reviews
I love this book. As a music teacher, it provides ample opportunities to get the students involved in vocal play, instrument play and acting. The story is a wonderful fable for children who are telling whopper tales and the consequences of such. The illustrations are beautiful. Can you tell? I love this book!


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