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Punishment Punishment Castigo

Written by Adelheid Marie Bwire

Illustrated by Melany Pietersen

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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One day, mama got a lot of fruit.

One day, mama got a lot of fruit.

Un día, mamá trajo mucha fruta.


"When can we have some fruit?" we ask. "We will eat the fruit tonight," says mama.

"When can we have some fruit?" we ask. "We will eat the fruit tonight," says mama.

"¿Cuándo podemos comer fruta?" le preguntamos. "Esta noche comeremos fruta," dice mamá.


My brother Rahim is greedy. He tastes all the fruit. He eats a lot of it.

My brother Rahim is greedy. He tastes all the fruit. He eats a lot of it.

Mi hermano Rahim es glotón. Prueba toda la fruta. Come mucha.


"Look at what Rahim did!" shouts my little brother. "Rahim is naughty and selfish," I say.

"Look at what Rahim did!" shouts my little brother. "Rahim is naughty and selfish," I say.

"¡Mira lo que hizo Rahim!" grita mi hermano pequeño. "Rahim es travieso y egoísta," le respondo.


Mother is angry with Rahim.

Mother is angry with Rahim.

Mamá se enoja con Rahim.


We are also angry with Rahim. But Rahim is not sorry.

We are also angry with Rahim. But Rahim is not sorry.

Nosotros también nos enojamos con Rahim. Pero Rahim no está arrepentido.


"Aren't you going to punish Rahim?" asks little brother.

"Aren't you going to punish Rahim?" asks little brother.

"¿No vas a castigar a Rahim?" pregunta mi hermano pequeño.


"Rahim, soon you will be sorry," warns mama.

"Rahim, soon you will be sorry," warns mama.

"Rahim, pronto te arrepentirás," le advierte mamá.


Rahim starts to feel sick.

Rahim starts to feel sick.

Rahim empieza a sentir náuseas.


"My tummy is so sore," whispers Rahim.

"My tummy is so sore," whispers Rahim.

"Me duele mucho el estómago," susurra Rahim.


Mama knew this would happen. The fruit is punishing Rahim!

Mama knew this would happen. The fruit is punishing Rahim!

Mamá sabía que esto pasaría. ¡La fruta está castigando a Rahim!


Later, Rahim says sorry to us. "I will never be so greedy again," he promises. And we all believe him.

Later, Rahim says sorry to us. "I will never be so greedy again," he promises. And we all believe him.

Más tarde, Rahim nos pide disculpas. "No volveré a ser tan glotón," promete. Y todos aceptamos su promesa.


Written by: Adelheid Marie Bwire
Illustrated by: Melany Pietersen
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Punishment from African Storybook
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