Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears : A West African Tale (Paperback)

Author: Aardema, Verna

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A mosquitos lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owls refusal to wake the sun and the lions decision to call a meeting of the animals *Author: Aardema, Verna/ Dillon, Diane (ILT)/ Dillon, Leo (ILT) *Subtitle: A West African Tale *Publication Date: 1975/12/01 *Number of Pages: 30 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 10.25 *Height: 10.25

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780803760899
SKU 30158080
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0803760892
Release Date 12/1/1975
Sales Rank 5299
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 10.25L x 0.25T
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Leo Dillon
Leo Dillon was born 11 days earlier than his future wife and creative partner, Diane Worsley. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York by parents who were immigrants from Trinidad. Dillon attended the High School of Industrial Design, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. When released from the Navy, he attended Parsons School of Design where he met Diane. The couple won the Caldecott Medal in 1975 for Verna Aardema's WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE. The next year they illustrated Margaret Musgrove's ASHANTI TO ZULU, for which they received their second Caldecott Medal. They were the first illustrators to win back-to-back Caldecotts.
Diane Worsley (later, Dillon) was born only 11 days after her future husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon. She attended Los Angles City College but dropped out after contracting tuberculosis. During her recovery, she had to live in a sanitarium where she spent most of her time reading, drawing, or knitting, as she could undergo no physical activity. After her recovery, she attended Skidmore College and then transferred to Parsons School of Design, where she met Leo Dillon. The couple won the Caldecott Medal in 1975 for Verna Aardema's WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS: A WEST AFRICAN TALE. The next year they illustrated Margaret Musgrove's ASHANTI TO ZULU, for which they received their second Caldecott Medal. They were the first illustrators to win back-to-back Caldecotts.
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Editors Note A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals
Annotation Boldly colored illustrations accompany this retelling of the West African legend that explains the annoying habit of mosquitoes. When a mosquito tells a ridiculous story to an iguana, the iguana gets so fed up with the mosquito's lies that he puts two sticks in his ears so he can block out the sound of the mosquito's voice. Unfortunately, this sets off a disastrous chain of events that ultimately results in all of the animals being very angry at the mosquito. Today, when mosquitoes buzz in people's ears they are asking if the other animals are still angry with them over their ancestor's long-ago bad behavior. The colorful illustrations were created with watercolors, pastel, and india inks on cut-out and shaped pieces of vellum. Winner of the 1976 Caldecott Medal.
First Line One morning a mosquito saw an iguana drinking at a waterhole. The mosquito said, "Iguana, you will never belive what I saw yesterday."
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Dial Books

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