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Zama is great! Zama is great! Zama est formidable !
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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!

Mon petit frère dort très tard. Je me réveille tôt, parce que je suis formidable !

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I am the one who lets in the sun.

I am the one who lets in the sun.

Je suis celle qui laisse rentrer le soleil.

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“You're my morning star,” says Ma.

“You're my morning star,” says Ma.

« Tu es mon étoile du matin, » me dit maman.

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

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

Je me lave, je n'ai pas besoin d'aide.

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I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

I can cope with cold water and blue smelly soap.

Je peux m'en sortir avec de l'eau froide et du savon bleu malodorant.

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

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

Maman rappelle, « N'oublie pas des dents. » Je réponds, « Jamais, pas moi ! »

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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.

Après avoir lavé, j'accueillis grand-papa et tantine et je leur souhaite une bonne journée.

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

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

Ensuite, je m'habille, « Je suis grande maintenant 'man, » je dis.

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I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

I can close my buttons and buckle my shoes.

Je peux fermer mes boutons et boucler mes chaussures.

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

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

Et je m'assure que mon petit frère connaît toutes les nouvelles de l'école.

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In class I do my best in every way.

In class I do my best in every way.

En classe je fais de mon mieux de toutes les façons.

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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!

Je fais toutes ces bonnes choses chaque jour. Mais la chose que j'aime le mieux, c'est de jouer et jouer !

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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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