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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale

“In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. “Elegance has become the Dillons’ hallmark. . . . Matching the art is Aardema’s uniquely onomatopoeic text . . . An impressive showpiece.”
-Booklist, starred review.

Winner of Caldecott MedalĀ in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977.

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  1. Nancy Paretti says

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

  2. Renee Jones ( says

    African folktales are great for explaining things in nature

  3. Donald Mitchell says

    Brilliant Exploration of Cause and Effect

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