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

by Aardema, Verna [adapter.]; Dillon, Leo [illustrator.]; Dillon, Diane [illustrator.]; Wallerstein, Warren [book production.]; Tehon, Atha [designer.]; Dial Press [publisher.]; Holyoke Lithograph Co [prt]; Rainbows Inc [prt]; Composing Room, Inc [cmt]; Economy Bookbinding Corporation [bnd].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Caldecott medal book: Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, [1975]Description: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0803760892; 9780803760899.Subject(s): Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- Africa, West -- Juvenile fiction | Blame -- Juvenile fiction | Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction | Mosquitoes -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Folklore | Folklore -- Africa, West | Ashanti (African people) -- Folklore | Folklore -- Africa, West | Animals -- Folklore | Folklore -- Africa, West -- Juvenile | Caldecott Medal Winner -- 1976 | Folk literature | Fiction | Folklore | Juvenile works | Folklore | Folk literatureAwards: Caldecott Medal, 1976Narrated by Pearl Primus.Summary: 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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. "Elegance has become the Dillons' hallmark. . . . Matching the art is Aardema's uniquely onomatopoeic text . . . An impressive showpiece."<br> -Booklist , starred review.<br> <br> Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977.

Art techniques used: Airbrushed watercolor, pastels and india ink applied in a stencil affect using vellum and frisket masks.

"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.

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!

770L Lexile.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 4.0 0.5.

Caldecott Medal, 1976

Accelerated Reader LG 4.0 0.5.

AR 4.0 0.5.

Narrated by Pearl Primus.

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