Why Mosquitoes Buzz in my ear

By:Emma Bryson

By:Verna Aardema Illustrators:Leo and Diane Dillon

5 facts about Leo and Diane Dillon:1. They have received almost every award and honor in this genre for nearly four decades. 2. They also like music. 3. They made lots of drawings for prints, book jackets, album covers, and many children's books. 4. They have gotten two Caldecott medals for Ashanti to Zulu, and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. 5. They have also gotten many other awards such as four New York Times best illustrator awards, four Boston Globel Horn Book Awards, two Coratla Scott King Awards, three Scott King honors, and the Society of illstrators Gold Medal.


Why it won

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears won in 1976. Some reasons why it won is it the drawing are very detailed. They are skilled artists that have won many awards before.They have beautiful settings and drawings, they fit the story very well.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears V.s. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Some differences between them are A Sick Day for Amos McGee has a little bit duller pictures and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears has brighter pictures. Why Mosquitoes Buzz has a sad parts in it, but A Sick Day had no sad parts. Some similarities they have is they both are very interesting story's that are so magical that it is hard to believe someone could put it into words!

The Authors Purpose

I think the authors purpose of writing this story was to teach children a lesson that one should take responsibility for their own actions and not blame others. This story is a folk tale which teaches kids lessons.