Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears: A West African Tale

ISBN-10: 0140549056
ISBN-13: 9780140549058
Author: Aardema, Verna
Illustrated by: Dillon, Diane
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: August 1992

Copyright: 1975

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading: N
Lexile: 770L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
Grade Level Equivalent: 3

Genre

FOLKTALE/FAIRY TALE

BISAC Subjects

Folklore; Africa, West

Folklore; Africa, West

Folklore; Africa, West

Description
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.
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Ms. Keith, Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears

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5/23/2012 6:09:18 PM
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!