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"In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. "Elegance has become the Dillons' hallmark. . . . Matching the art is Aardema's uniquely onomatopoeic text . . . An impressive showpiece."
-Booklist, starred review.
Verna Aardema published her first set of stories, Tales from the Story Hat, in 1960. They were so successful that she continued to adapt traditional tales and folklore from distant cultures, (usually from Africa and Mexico) to expose young children to the vast variety of human expression. She's the author of over 30 children's books. Her book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. Who's in Rabbit's House? 1977 was the 1977 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner in 1978. Aardema received the Children's Reading Round Table Award in 1981, and several of her works have been selected as Notable Books by the American Library Association. Her Oh Kojo! How Could You! won the 1984 Parents' Choice Award for Literature.
Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, a husband-and-wife team, created more than 100 book and magazine covers together as well as interior artwork. The Dillons won the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and 1977 In 1978 they were the runners-up for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's illustrators, and were the U.S. nominee again in 1996.
I can not tell you how many times I've read this over the years. It's certainly a classic, and a warranted winner of the Caldecott Medal for its time, though, with the years, it... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
My baby is going to love these stories. For now, she loves the pictures!Published 15 days ago by Lady Zombie
I bought this book due to remember it from my own childhood. Great for teaching stories, parables, etc. A great vintage book. I simply wish I bought the hardcover.Published 4 months ago by Librowork
I had to ad-lib this story for the kids. When you add creative ways to tell this story it becomes more interesting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MICHELE R PIERRIE
I love this book. My daughter learned all the words by heart before she learned to read. I like this story better than the boy who cried wolf.Published 5 months ago by Deborah Plant
This book was a baby shower gift and both mommy and baby loved it. Here's hoping the book is his favorite like it is minePublished 5 months ago by Nicole Holmes