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Zama is great! Zama is great! ¡Zama es genial!

Written by Michael Oguttu

Illustrated by Vusi Malindi

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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My little brother sleeps very late. I wake early, because I am great!

My little brother sleeps very late. I wake early, because I am great!

Mi hermano pequeño se despierta muy tarde. Yo despierto temprano, ¡porque soy genial!


I am the one who lets in the sun.

I am the one who lets in the sun.

Yo soy la que deja que la luz del sol entre a nuestra casa.


"You're my morning star," says Ma.

"You're my morning star," says Ma.

"Eres mi estrella mañanera," dice mamá.


I wash myself, I don't need any help.

I wash myself, I don't need any help.

Me aseo sola y no necesito ayuda.


I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

Puedo soportar el agua fría y el jabón azul apestoso.


Ma reminds, "Don't forget teeth." I reply, "Never, not me!"

Ma reminds, "Don't forget teeth." I reply, "Never, not me!"

Mamá me dice, "No te olvides de los dientes." Yo le respondo, "¡Nunca los olvido!"


After washing, I greet Grandpa and Auntie, and wish them a good day.

After washing, I greet Grandpa and Auntie, and wish them a good day.

Después de mi aseo, saludo a mi abuelo y a mi tía, y les deseo que tengan un buen día.


Then I dress myself, "I'm big now Ma," I say.

Then I dress myself, "I'm big now Ma," I say.

Luego, me visto, "Ahora soy grande, mamá," le digo.


I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

Puedo abotonarme y abrochar mis zapatos.


And I make sure little brother knows all the school news.

And I make sure little brother knows all the school news.

Y me aseguro que mi hermano pequeño sepa todas las noticias de la escuela.


In class I do my best in every way.

In class I do my best in every way.

En clases, doy lo mejor de mí en todos los sentidos.


I do all these good things every day. But the thing I like most, is to play and play!

I do all these good things every day. But the thing I like most, is to play and play!

Todos los días hago estas cosas buenas. Pero lo que más me gusta hacer es ¡jugar, jugar y jugar!


Written by: Michael Oguttu
Illustrated by: Vusi Malindi
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Zama is great! from African Storybook
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