Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
In this astonishingly beautiful and imaginatively illustrated picture book, Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale that sets off a chain reaction that ends in jungle disaster. Iguana is so upset at being told such nonsense that he plugs his ears. So, of course, when Python says good morning, Iguana doesn't hear and ignores him altogether. Python suspects Iguana is plotting mischief against him, so he hides in a rabbit hole - which terrifies Rabbit. And so this amusing African legend goes, until finally the chain of mishaps reaches Mother Owl, who reacts by refusing to hoot and wake in the sun.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Saradub - LibraryThing
A beautiful picture book for children to learn a unique story. This book represents an African legend as it is passed down through animals telling stories and how mixed up stories can get! This would ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Diane and Leo Dillon were awarded the Caldecott Medal for their woodcut illustrations of this African folk tale. When the mosquito tells the iguana what he saw, the iguana gets annoyed. Not wanting to ... Read full review