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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears... and More Stories from Africa

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Overview

This disc, part of the Scholastic Video Collection, features adaptations of award-winning children's stories including Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a Spanish version of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, and read-along options. Those familiar with this fine series of videos will not be disappointed with this new title.
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Overview

This disc, part of the Scholastic Video Collection, features adaptations of award-winning children's stories including Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a Spanish version of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, and read-along options. Those familiar with this fine series of videos will not be disappointed with this new title.
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Special Features

2 extra bonus stories exclusive to DVD:; The Village of the Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi; Hot Hippo by Mweyne Hadithi illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway; Spanish version of Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears; Read along; Interactive menus; Story selection
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
This collection of short animated films celebrates Africa's rich storytelling tradition. James Earl Jones narrates Verna Aardema's Caldecott Honor winner, "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," a cause-and-effect folktale about a mosquito who causes escalating chaos that must be sorted out by the Lion King. Striking animation re-creates the intricate woodcut figures of another Caldecott honoree, Gail E. Haley's "A Story, A Story," which chronicles the origin of the Ananse "spider stories." James Earl Jones returns to narrate Verna Aardema's "Who's in Rabbit's House," in which masked actors perform for villagers the story of a rabbit and the clever frog who helps him outwit the intruder in his house. Another enriching addition to the Scholastic Video Library, this captivating volume adds welcome multicultural diversity to this wonderful series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 767685963531
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  • Source: New Video Group
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 94,163

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Side #1 --
   Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
   A Story, A Story
   Who's In Rabbit's House?
   Play All
   Extras
      Bonus Stories
         The Village of the Round and Square Houses
         Hot Hippo
      Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears (Spanish)
      Read Along
         Read Along With Your Favorite Stories!: On
         Read Along With Your Favorite Stories!: Off
      Play Trailer
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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    This is a very good book I think everyone should read it.

    I think "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears" is a great book because it teaches you why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears for no reason. I think I would want to read it again. It would be a very good book for little children in West Africa. I will never forget when I first read it.

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