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Khalai talks to plants Khalai talks to plants Khalai le habla a las plantas

Written by Ursula Nafula

Illustrated by Jesse Pietersen

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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This is Khalai. She is seven years old. Her name means 'the good one' in her language, Lubukusu.

This is Khalai. She is seven years old. Her name means 'the good one' in her language, Lubukusu.

Ella es Khalai. Tiene siete años. Su nombre significa "bondadosa" en su idioma llamado Lubukusu.


Khalai wakes up and talks to the orange tree. "Please orange tree, grow big and give us lots of ripe oranges."

Khalai wakes up and talks to the orange tree. "Please orange tree, grow big and give us lots of ripe oranges."

Khalai despierta y le habla a los naranjos. "Por favor naranjos crezcan mucho para que nos den muchas naranjas maduras."


Khalai walks to school. On the way she talks to the grass. "Please grass, grow greener and don't dry up."

Khalai walks to school. On the way she talks to the grass. "Please grass, grow greener and don't dry up."

Khalai le habla al pasto mientras camina a su escuela. "Por favor pasto, crece muy verde y nunca te seques."


Khalai passes wild flowers. "Please flowers, keep blooming so I can put you in my hair."

Khalai passes wild flowers. "Please flowers, keep blooming so I can put you in my hair."

Khalai pasa frente a unas flores silvestres. "Por favor flores, sigan floreciendo para ponerlas en mi cabello."


At school, Khalai talks to the tree in the middle of the compound. "Please tree, put out big branches so we can read under your shade."

At school, Khalai talks to the tree in the middle of the compound. "Please tree, put out big branches so we can read under your shade."

En la escuela, Khalai le habla a un árbol que está en medio del recinto. "Por favor árbol, crece con ramas muy grandes para que podamos leer bajo tu sombra."


Khalai talks to the hedge around her school. "Please grow strong and stop bad people from coming in."

Khalai talks to the hedge around her school. "Please grow strong and stop bad people from coming in."

Khalai le habla a la cerca de arbustos que rodea su escuela. "Por favor, crece muy fuerte para que detengas a la gente mala que quiera entrar."


When Khalai returns home from school, she visits the orange tree. "Are your oranges ripe yet?" asks Khalai.

When Khalai returns home from school, she visits the orange tree. "Are your oranges ripe yet?" asks Khalai.

Cuando Khalai vuelve a casa, ella visita al naranjo y le pregunta: "¿Están listas tus naranjas?"


"The oranges are still green," sighs Khalai. "I will see you tomorrow orange tree," says Khalai. "Perhaps then you will have a ripe orange for me!"

"The oranges are still green," sighs Khalai. "I will see you tomorrow orange tree," says Khalai. "Perhaps then you will have a ripe orange for me!"

"Las naranjas aún se ven verdes," dice Khalai. "Nos vemos mañana, naranjo," Khalai continúa. "¡Quizás, mañana tendrás una naranja lista y madura para mí!"


Written by: Ursula Nafula
Illustrated by: Jesse Pietersen
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Khalai talks to plants from African Storybook
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