Katiiti’s Song

Katiiti and the Gorrilla - free simple childrens storyKatiiti’s Song – Katiiti meets a gorilla who tries to trick her with a sweet song. Lots of repetition makes this cute story a good one for children learning to read.

Another great story brought to us by BookDash.

Author: Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa Illustrator: Mary Marble

Text and Images from Katiiti’s Song

Katiiti lived in a village
next to a forest.

She loved playing in
the forest.

Maama told her to be

Every day Maama would sing
their special song to call her.




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Or read along the video below

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