1. According to this book by Verna Aardema, why
do mosquitoes buzz in people's ears?
Possible Answer: The reason mosquitoes buzz in people's ears is
because a mosquito said she saw a farmer digging yams. She said
the yams were as big as she was. A yam is a large sweet
potato. The iguana thought that a sweet potato the size of a
mosquito was not important. All sorts of things happened in the
forest. The most important was that Mother Owl did not wake the
sun and a new day did not arrive. The animals were all angry and
called for the mosquito. She hid and listened to the animals
having a meeting about her. She had a guilty conscience.
This is why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. and
2. Why do you think Mother Owl was the animal
chosen to wake the sun each day?
Possible Answer: I think Mother Owl is a good choice to wake
the sun because owls hunt at night. When she is finished hunting
she is ready to go to sleep. She would be the one to know when the
night should end and a new day is to begin.
3. What kind of mischief might python think
iguana is planning against him?
Possible Answer: I think an iguana could trick a python into
thinking it could catch it and have it for a meal. I bet the
iguana could get away from a python fast. Then the python would be
mad and not have an iguana meal.
4. Why do you think crow was chosen to spread
the alarm in case of danger?
Possible Answer: A crow is a very loud bird. It makes a
very loud sound that could be heard all across the forest. This is
why I think the crow was chosen to spread an alarm in case of danger.
5. Do you like the ending of this book?
Possible Answer: I liked the ending to the book very
much. Even though I know it is not true, I've always wondered why
mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. This author wrote a good book to
explain it. I would tell other people to read this book too!