Por que Zumban los Mosquitos en los Oidos de la Gente: Un Cuento de Africa Occidental (Why Mosquitoes Buz
Por que Zumban los Mosquitos en los Oidos de la Gente: Un Cuento de Africa Occidental (Why Mosquitoes Buz
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Annotation: A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.
Catalog Number: #4509142
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1998
Edition Date: 1998
Illustrator: Dillon, Leo,, Dillon, Diane,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8037-2298-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-8037-2298-9
Dewey: 398
LCCN: 97012726
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: Spanish
Horn Book
A boy describes his classroom's preparation for a visit by author Amanda Drake, who fields his question: will she write a book about her visit? In the end, readers learn that they're holding that very book. There's no denying the excitement generated by the story's lively art and original, although self-conscious, premise, but some of the rhymes clunk.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-A Spanish version of the charming African folktale. When the animals wrongly interpret the actions of fellow creatures, Lion, the King of the forest, must step in to set matters straight. Surprisingly, it is the insignificant mosquito who is at the root of the calamity. In this fine translation, Blanco maintains the colorful, descriptive quality of the text. The Dillons' beautifully rendered Caldecott Award-winning illustrations are evocative of folk art and thus suit the text to a tee. This gorgeous picture book is equally appropriate for individual reading or reading aloud. A must-have.-Tania Colmant-Donabedian, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 1,219
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 5550SP / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.1 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q09291
Lexile: 600L
Guided Reading Level: N
Fountas & Pinnell: N

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!

Leo and Diane Dillon won the 1976 Caldecott Medal for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, making Leo Dillon the first African-American artist to be so honored. Now this classic, which has delighted millions of children, is at last available in Spanish.

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