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

by Aardema, Verna.
Additional authors: Dillon, Diane, -- ill. | Dillon, Leo, -- ill.
Published by : Scholastic Book Services, (New York :) Physical details: 32 p. : ill. ISBN:059010294X. Year: 1975
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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!

Guided reading: N

Caldecott Medal, 1976.

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