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
Title variation
Why mosquitoes buzz in peoples ears
Title variation remainder
a West African tale
Creator
Contributor
Adapter
Binder
Compositor
Designer
Illustrator
Printer
Publisher
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!
Member of
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Caldecott Medal, 1976.
Awards note
Caldecott Medal, 1976
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
084957
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/bookproduction
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aardema, Verna
Dewey number
[398.2]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
770L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
LC call number
  • PZ8.1.A213
  • .A213 Wh 1975
LC item number
Wh 1975
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
NLM call number
398.2 Aar
PerformerNote
Narrated by Pearl Primus
Reading level
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dillon, Leo
  • Dillon, Diane
  • Wallerstein, Warren
  • Tehon, Atha
  • Dial Press
  • Holyoke Lithograph Co
  • Rainbows Inc
  • Composing Room, Inc
  • Economy Bookbinding Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Caldecott medal book
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader
  • AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Folklore
  • Blame
  • Jungle animals
  • Mosquitoes
  • Animals
  • Folklore
  • Ashanti (African people)
  • Folklore
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Ashanti (African people)
  • Blame
  • Folklore
  • Jungle animals
  • Mosquitoes
  • West Africa
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a West African tale
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
9780803760899
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
9780803760899
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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