Maira's Books

In January of 2005 I started this blog as a record of books I’ve read as I was afraid I would forget what I have read. I have often referred back to my own blog to remember a book's contents or see what I have read by an author. I have enjoyed passing my books on to friends or recommending books to read. I know I have missed recording some, but in general I try to keep up with what I have read or listened to.

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Location: Kalamazoo, MI, United States

I am a librarian at Waldo Library at Western Michigan University.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema (1975)

A West Africa Tale retold by Verna Aardema, pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon - Caldecott Medal winner.

One of those delightful... the mosquito annoys the iguana, the iguana ignores the python, who crawls into the rabbit hole and scares the rabbit, who runs off and startles the crow, who alarms the monkey, who kills an owlet. The lion king is called to determine who is to be punished, and then we go back up the line till we get to the mosquito with the guilty conscience who goes whining about it in people's ears.