“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.
A mosquito’s lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl’s refusal to wake the sun and the lion’s decision to call a meeting of the animals.
This creative story offers unique and delightful illustrations (as one might expect from a Caldecott Medal winner) as well as a folklore-like tale of the reason for a mosquito’s buzz.
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