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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

Author: Verna AardemaLeo DillonDiane DillonWarren WallersteinAtha TehonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situation and decide to punish the mosquito. Even today, whenever we hear a mosquito buzz, we smack it hard!
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Caldecott Medal
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aardema, Verna.
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears.
New York : Dial Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)608407627
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Verna Aardema; Leo Dillon; Diane Dillon; Warren Wallerstein; Atha Tehon; Dial Press.; Holyoke Lithograph Co.; Rainbows Inc.; Composing Room, Inc.; Economy Bookbinding Corporation.
ISBN: 0803760892 9780803760899 0803760876 9780803760875 0803760884 9780803760882
OCLC Number: 1094805
Notes: Art techniques used: Airbrushed watercolor, pastels and india ink applied in a stencil affect using vellum.
"A Pied Piper book."
"Separations by Rainbows, Inc., composition by The Composing Room, Inc., binding by Economy Bookbinding Corp., production by Warren Wallerstein, design by Atha Tehon"--Title page verso.
Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1976.
Description: [30] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon.

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A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situation and decide to punish the mosquito. Even today, whenever we hear a mosquito buzz, we smack it hard!

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