By Virginia Kroll; Betsy Leplatt (Illustrator)
(Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589808836, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

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Fun wordplay including rhyme, alliteration, and onomatopoeia follow a pesky mosquito as she buzzes about the forest. This little insect makes a nuisance of herself to all the other animals and ignores their frustrations with her. She continues on her way until she finally bothers the wrong neighbor. A list of mosquito facts appears at the end with informative material about the story's main character and one of her forest foes.

About the Author
Virginia Kroll is a prolific writer, with over sixty books published since 1992. A full-time author and speaker as well as a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature, she writes on topics ranging from African folktales to universal themes such as siblings and heroes. She has received a long list of awards, including the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for a parenting book, the Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year in 2004, and the International Reading Association/Children's Book Council 2004 Children's Choice Award.

BETSY LePLATT is a freelance designer and illustrator. She has worked for an advertising agency, corporate art department, and product design department. Her former clients include General Mills and Anagram International.
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