Porque Zumban los Mosquitos en los Oidos de la Genteby Verna Aardema, Osvaldo Blanco (Translator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator)
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.
Meet the Author
Verna Aardema grew up in New Era, Michigan as the third in a family of nine children. A cedar swamp in the back of her house served as her inspiration and retreat as a young aspiring writer. At Michigan State College, Verna took many writing courses, but none that were aimed at writing for children. She didn’t think about the children’s book field until many years later, when she had to make up stories to get her baby daughter to eat.
Verna writes mostly African folktales because of her fascination with that infinitely diverse continent. Out of its jungles, deserts, and great plains have come some of the most unusual and charming folktales in the world. As of today, Verna has published over 25 books and is still working on more. Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Afrikaans. Verna lives in North Fort Myers, Florida, with her husband, Albert.
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This story is a West African tale retold by Verna Aardema. Leo and Diana Dillon do the illustrations. The illustrations are in a mosaic style with beautiful rich colors. The story is about a mosquito who causes a chain reaction that ends in the death of a baby owl. It¿s a cute story that will get children to thinking about why animals and insects behave the way they do.