Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Follow the torch to Africa!
Our Summer Reading Program starts June 30th! You can borrow this book from the library!

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears is an African folktale which offers a great lesson to be learned by children. The story is about a mosquito who tells a lie to an iguana and annoys the iguana. This sets off a series of events that affects everyone who lives in the forest and the initiation of daylight.

It is an excellent story for a young reader to learn the consquence of telling lies and the detrimental affect it can have on individuals and/or communities. After reading this story to a child parents should ascertain whether the child understood the lesson of this folktale and emphasize how important it is to always tell the truth.( review by Nancy Paretti)

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