Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears


In the Caldecott-winning book by Verna Aardema, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, the story Mosquito tells Iguana about the farmer’s yams unleashes a jungle catastrophe that causes the sun not to rise. The animals’ quest to uncover the truth leads the mosquito to have a guilty conscience and continually ask in people’s ears if everyone is still mad at him. This rhythmic fable is accompanied by the intricate and vibrant artwork of Leo and Diane Dillon.

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