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The Resource Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale, retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon

Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale, retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon

Label
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale
Title
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears
Title remainder
a West African tale
Statement of responsibility
retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 suspects Iguana is plotting mischief against him, so he hides in a rabbit hole--which terrifies Rabbit. And so this amusing African legend goes, until finally the chain of mishaps reaches Mother Owl, who reacts by refusing to hoot and wake the sun. Eventually all is resolved, and jungle life returns to normal. But although Mosquito learns her lesson and gives up telling tall tales, she adopts a worse habit. Leo and Diane Dillon's striking full-color illustrations complement and enlarge upon the tale, perfectly capturing the expansive African imagination
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aardema, Verna
Dewey number
  • [398.2]
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
770 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
Grades K-4
LC call number
PZ8.1.A213
LC item number
Wh
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dillon, Leo
  • Dillon, Diane
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Animals
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale, retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm22958039
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
[30] p.
Isbn
9780803760899
Lccn
74002886
Note
je 06/18
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
94494
Label
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale, retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Publication
Control code
ocm22958039
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
[30] p.
Isbn
9780803760899
Lccn
74002886
Note
je 06/18
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
94494

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