Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
by Verna Aardema
Reviewed by Sophie P. (age 6) and Gabriel Z. (age 6)
Sophie P. and Gabriel Z. are students in Julie's 1st Grade Class
This story is about a mosquito who
tells a big, big, fat lie. The
mosquito's lie went to an iguana,
then to a python, then to a rabbit,
then to a crow who alarmed a
monkey, who killed a baby owlet,
then mother owl didn't wake the sun.
The night lasted much too long.
Then King Lion called a meeting and
the whole thing went in reverse
except for the very end. Then
something happens to the mosquito.
We recommend this book because
it's interesting what other folk tales
are like from Africa. We
recommend this book because it has
nice illustrations. And if you like this
book, read Why the Sun and the
Moon Live in the Sky because the
pictures are similar and it's also an
African folk tale. And it's the
answers people thought to questions
before they really knew.