Verna Aardema (1911-2000) was a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of many books of African folktales. Her book, Who’s in Rabbit’s House?, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, 1977. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, also illustrated by the Dillons, was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and was chosen as an ALA Notable Children’s Book, as was a third Aardema-Dillon collaboration, Behind the Back of the Mountain.
I absolutely love this book!! My 4 year old son and I read it several times a week. He has remembered most of the repeating parts and is always so proud of himself for helping... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Crystal S.
We first read this book as part of a reading program at my daughter's school (she's 6). She loved it so much that we bought our own copy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by From Tx to Ca
One of my favorite books as a child love the pictures and the way the story flows.Had to purchase a copy for my son.Published 7 months ago by Shoshanna
My Kids were so excited to see all the animals and beautiful illustrations!! As a parent, I could truly appreciate the story; my 3 year olds could not. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I first saw this book on Reading Rainbow as a child and never forgot it. I told my mom about it but, no internet meant it was hard for her to find, I had not author's name, I was a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Stephens