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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale / retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Author/Creator:
Aardema, Verna.
Publication:
New York : Dial Press, [1975].
Format/Description:
Book
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Childrens subjects:
Folklore -- Africa, West.
Animals -- Folklore.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Summary:
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. 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!
Notes:
"Designed by Atha Tehon"--t.p. verso copy 4.
"The art for this book was prepared in full color using watercolors applied with an airbrush on both spine spray and spatter technique, pastels rubbed on by hand and india ink. The cut-out effect was achieved by actually cutting the shapes out of vellum and frisket maskes at several different stages."
Local notes:
Tehon Collection copies 1-4 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon.
Tehon Collection copies 1-4: dust jackets retained.
Tehon Collection copies 1 & 2 are "First Printing".
Tehon Collection copies 3 & 4 have Caldecott award sticker on dust jackets.
Tehon Collection copy 4 has Caldecott sticker on front dust jacket and "Caldecott Award 1976" on front lapel.
Penn Provenance:
Tehon, Atha (Tehon Collection copies 1-4)
Tehon, Susan (donor)
Penn Chronology:
1975
Contributor:
Dillon, Leo, ill.
Dillon, Diane, ill.
Tehon, Atha.
Atha Tehon Thiras Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0803760892
9780803760899
0803760876 (lib. bdg.) :
9780803760875 (lib. bdg.)
OCLC:
1094805
Publisher Number:
99947068714
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