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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
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
ISBN-13: 9780756786618
ISBN-10: 0756786614
Publication Date: 12/30/1975
Pages: 27
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Publisher: Diane Pub Co
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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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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