There are many books about stories of mosquitos. But I will give you the best ones:
- MacDonald's book, Earth Care, which has "The Mosquito Extermination Project". It is a variant of "The King, the Mice and the Cheese." It`s one of the best stories of mosquitos.
- "Simple" string figure, Anne Pellowski's book, Story Vine is called "The Mosquito". Make that mosquito figure, then drop the loops off your little fingers. Then slap your hands together to smash the bug. Also, good story.
- Tall Tales about mosquitoes - starting with a Paul Bunyan tale where they were so big the loggers had to hide under the giant skillet and when the mosquitoes poked their "beaks" through, the loggers bent them over, finally all the mosquitoes were attached and flew off with the skillet. Look in Bibliography on
- Verna Aardema's story "Why Mosquitoes buzz in People's Ears".
- The origin of mosquitoes in the Pacific Northwest after Cannibal Giant was tricked into falling in the fire by Raven, the ashes drifting off in the smoke became the biting flies and mosquitoes.
- In "The Noisy Gecko", an Indonesian folktale (found in one storytelling book for preschoolers) is a cumulative tale that ends with Rain telling Gecko that he must let each animal (being) do his/her job. If rain doesn't fill the holes in the road with water then Mosquito won't have a home, and Gecko won't have anything to eat.
- The totem pole in front of the Governor's Mansion in Juneau, Alaska has a totem pole of how mosquitoes came to the Tlingit people (the story varies from clan to clan).
- Plesant DeSpain's "The Day the Mosquitoes Ate Angela Jane".
- There's a great tall tale in the book Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana recorded by stoyteller Harry Methvin. It's called "Mosquitoes Save a Life". It's a story of a man who is bitten by a rattlesnake. He lies in the swamp all night and when they find him, there is a pile of dead mosquitoes beside him. And dat's for true!
- Oh, another in the same book called "The Legend of the Mosquito," recorded by Tang Thi Than Van, a Vietnemese woman who said she learned these tales from her grandmother.
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