Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears

[[ Reading ]] ➷ Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears  Author Verna Aardema – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears
  • Verna Aardema
  • 24 January 2018
  • 0140549056

About the Author: Verna Aardema

Verna Norberg Aardema Vugteveen 6 June 1911 11 May 2000 , best known by the name Verna Aardema, was an American author of children s books.Born in New Era, Michigan she graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A of Journalism in 1934 She worked as a grade school teacher from 1934 to 1973 and became a correspondent for the Muskegon Chronicle in 1951, which lasted until 1972, the year Verna Norberg Aardema Vugteveen 6 June 1911 11 May 2000 , best known by the name Verna Aardema, was an American author of children s books.Born in New Era, Michigan she graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A of Journalism in 1934 She worked as a grade school teacher from 1934 to 1973 and became a correspondent for the Muskegon Chronicle in 1951, which lasted until 1972, the year before she retired from teaching elementary school.From the time she was a small girl, she knew that she would be a writer She spent every free second reading anything she could get her hands on In her Senior Year at Michigan State she won three writing contests, though not the first, they were the most influential in her decision to continue to follow her childhood dream She first considered writing for children when her daughter refused to eat until she d heard one of her mother s stories These bribes were often set in the places that she had been reading about recently, and as she becameandinterested in Africa, they began to be set therefrequently.In 1960 she published her first set of stories, Tales from the Story Hat which were very successful, and so she continued to adapt traditional tales and folklore from distant cultures, usually from Africa and Mexico to expose young children to the vast variety of human expression.Her book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People s Ears 1975 , illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977 Who s in Rabbit s House 1977 was the 1977 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner in 1978 Aardema received the Children s Reading Round Table Award in 1981, and several of her works have been selected as Notable Books by the American Library Association Her Oh Kojo How Could You won the 1984 Parents Choice Award for Literature


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears In This Caldecott Medal Winner, Mosquito Tells A Story That Causes A Jungle Disaster Elegance Has Become The Dillons Hallmark Matching The Art Is Aardema S Uniquely Onomatopoeic TextAn Impressive ShowpieceBooklist, Starred Review.Winner Of Caldecott Medal In 1976 And The Brooklyn Art Books For Children Award In 1977.

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10 thoughts on “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears

  1. Ronyell says:

    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People s Ears is a Caldecott Award winning folktale from Africa about the consequences of lying to other people and how they affect others Verna Aardema s playful narrative and Leo and Diane Dillon s colorful and vibrant illustrations make this book an instant treat for children and adults alike Verna Aardema s magnificent retelling of an ancient West African folktale is both funny and dramatic The story of how a mosquito s lie eventually causes chaos in the forest an Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People s Ears is a Caldecott Award winning folktale from Africa about the consequences of lying to other people and how they affect others Verna Aardema s playful narrative and ...

  2. Stanley says:

    I don t usually write reviews, but this is one of my favorite books I use it every year in my class to teach about community Specifically, how the actions of one member of the community can adversely affect others The language and the pictures are awesome, too

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  4. Laura says:

    1976 Caldecott MedalThis folk tale is written in a cumulative or a chain format, similar to other popular children s books such as Their Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, This is the House that Jack...

  5. Melissa Coyle says:

    How a lie has a dreadful consequence

  6. Kiera Burnett says:

    Summary and Critique This west African tale uses all of the key features of a modern folktale, including talking animals, personification, and the explanation of naturally occurring events When a buzzing mosquito sets the animals in a tizzy, it is up to King Lion to sort out the mess using a classic reversal of events This book would be ideal for teaching cause and effect or allowing students to practice reversal strategies of their own Additionally, the author uses countless sound words thro Summary and Critique This west African tale uses all of the key features of a modern folktale, including talking animals, personification, and the explanation of naturally occurring events When a buzzing mosquito sets the animals in a tizzy, it is up to King Lion to sort out the mess using a classic reversal of events This book would be ideal for teaching cause and effect or allowing students to practice reversal strategies of their own Additionally, the author uses countless sound words throughout the story, one of my favorite literary tricks I would love to use this book as a leeway into having students write their own explanation of why a natural event occurs In addition to a strong literary basis, this book contains gorgeous illustrations Just by flipping through the pages, one can see an entire rainbow of colors It is also interesting to see how on the pages where one animal i...

  7. Dolly says:

    This is a fun story, along the lines of There was an old lady who swallowed a fly And our girls said it reminded them of Crazy Alphabet by Lynn Cox In any case, it s a story that builds upon itself one creature at a time It s fun to read aloud and the illutrations are angular and look almost primitive We really enjoyed reading this book together.This book was selected as one of the books for the October 2015 Quarterly Caldecott discussion at the Picture Book Club in the Children s Book This is a fun story, along the lines of There was an old lady who swallowed a fly And our girls said it reminded them of Crazy Alphabet by Lynn Cox In any case, it s a story that builds upon itself one creature at a time It s fun to read aloud and the illutrations are angular and look almost primitive We really enjoyed reading this book together.This boo...

  8. ABC says:

    I got this book when I was a kid, but I didn t care for the illustrations so I don t think I ever read it.Well, approximately twenty years later I have read it to my five year old child, and I still don t like it Now, as an adult, I like the pictures They are not typical cute drawings, but they are interesting Now I don t care for the story it s rather boring and involves the death of an owlet and its mourning mother Worth reading once, but not worth buying Luckily our copy is from the li I got this book when I was a kid, but I didn t care for the illustrations so I don t think I ever read it.Well, approximately twenty...

  9. midnightfaerie says:

    A great educational book for your children over the preschool age My 5 yr old loved it Lots of good information with beautiful pictures that will help keep children engaged Aardema is wonderful for an addition to a geography or history lesson And this one is a Caldecott a...