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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

by: Aardema, Verna

77 editions in 2 languages held by 5855 libraries

Date: 1975 - 2015


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!


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