Mosquito tells a yarn of yams to his friend Iguana who grumps off with two sticks in his ears. So begins a series of misunderstandings that turn the jungle upside down. A classic! This book was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1976.
32 pages 978-0140549058 Ages 5-9
Keywords: African, folktale, bugs and insects, fun, classic, Caldecott Medal, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, diversity, diverse books, multicultural, Africa
*********** "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.
Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977.