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Zama is great! Zama is great! Zana dey great!

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!

My small brother sabi sleep well well. I dey quick get up as bigger boy!


I am the one who lets in the sun.

I am the one who lets in the sun.

Na me dey let sun enter inside.


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

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

You be my shine shine bobo mama go say.


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

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

I sabi bath mysef nobody dey help me.


I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

I no dey fear cold water and blue soap wen dey smell


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

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

Mama go say no forget your teeth o! I go tell am say no shaking.


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.

Wen I don bath finish, I go salute grandpapa and aunty, and tell dem say make today beta oo.


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

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

Den I go wear my cloth by myself, “I tell mama say I be bigger boy.


I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

I fit do my buttons and tie my shoe.


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

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

I dey tell my small brother all the gist from school.


In class I do my best in every way.

In class I do my best in every way.

For school, I dey try as my power gree me


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!

I dey do plenty things everyday. But na play I like pass.


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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