Early one morning a mosquito is swallowed by a frog, who in turn is eaten by a fish, who in turn... This original cumulative tale has a surprise ending that delights all readers. An excellent way to introduce the concept of the food chain, it is a joy to read, to tell, to chant, or to turn into a play.
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On the back cover of the Big Book which accompanies this book, as well as in the cassette, I tell the story of having once involuntarily swallowed a mosquito which flew into my mouth as I spoke. Now, I am concerned about the wisdom of such candid statement, since on a school visit a child told me he had enjoyed hearing that I eat bugs!
My objective on sharing the genesis of this story was to point out that ideas are all around us, and the smallest event can be the origin of a story. I also like to point out how writing allows us to improve reality. My story let me rescue that poor mosquito of long ago.
"El Canto del mosquito / The Song of the Teeny Tiny Mosquito is the droll story of a frog who eats a mosquito and whose song then sounds like that of a mosquito. The frog is eaten by a fish, who then sings like a mosquito, etc." - School Library Journal
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Book Description Santillana USA Publishing Comp, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111581052308
Book Description Santillana USA Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1581052308