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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
Adapter
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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!
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1976
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[398.2]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
  • PZ8.1.A213
  • .A213 Wh 1975
LC item number
Wh
Literary form
novels
Reading level
4.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
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
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01094805
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803760875
Lccn
74002886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1094805
Label
Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale, retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01094805
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
30 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803760875
Lccn
74002886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1094805

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