Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Written by Verna Aardema and Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

A West African story about how the mosquito became a pest. It started when he told a lie to an iguana who then offends a friendly python. The python scares a rabbit until finally an owlet is killed. The lion figures out that blame rests with the mosquito who is so guilty that he remains a pest forever.

Age Range 5 - 8 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Puffin Books
Grade Level K - 3rd
ISBN
9780140549058
Lexile 770
Themes