Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

A West African Tale

Book - 1975
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A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, [1975]
ISBN: 9780803760899
0803760892
9780803760875
0803760876
Characteristics: [30] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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sushily1k
Dec 28, 2016

I read this with my six year daughter and we enjoyed. It is interesting to know why mosquitoes buzz in our ear when we are outside.

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muffinpopcorn
Feb 12, 2015

Not my kind of story , rather boring .

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jrmccowan
Mar 24, 2013

This is a good book. I had to read the book twice before I understood what was going on in the book, but all in all parents this is a good book for your child to read. I have always wanted to know why mosquitoes buzz in my ear when I am outside. This retold West African Tale is a good way to explain that question to children. The illustrations are amazing throughout the book. Parents if your little one loves animals, this is a good book for them to read. The next time they hear a mosquito buzzing in their ear, they will know why.

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jrmccowan
Mar 24, 2013

jrmccowan thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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jrmccowan
Mar 24, 2013

In this well-illustrated book, mosquito tells Iguana something that upsets him so much that he places sticks in his ears. From that moment on trouble starts in the jungle. The python suspect the Iguana does not like him, which leads him into the hole rabbit stays in. Rabbit runs out of her home, which alerts monkey. Monkey kills Owl’s baby, and now owl cannot let the sun rise again. Will this jungle ever get to the bottom of the buzz from the mosquito?

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jrmccowan
Mar 24, 2013

“So it was the mosquito who annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit, who startled the crow, who alarmed the monkey, who killed the owlet, and now Mother Owl won’t wake the sun so that the day come.”

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