Karabo’s Question – What do I do? What do I know?

karabo's question /o/ soundKarabo’s Question is a rhyming book for young children.

This book focusses on the /əʊ/ sound, eg “ow” in know, “oe” in tow, “o” in no, “ew” in sew. In this respect it can make a nice addition to a structured phonics program for introducing this sound.

Illustrated by Natalie Edwards
Written by Liesl Jobson

This book was brought to us by BookDash, a non-profit working to ensure a book in every child’s hands.

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Text From Karabo’s Question – What do I do? What do I know?

Kifue runs after a rooster.
My sister Kifue chases roosters that crow.

What do I do?
What do I know?

Kifue runs after a rooster.

Katleho throws a ball in the yard.
My brother Katleho has a ball to throw.

What do I do?
What do I know?

A boy kneels on the ground. He holds a trowel.
My cousin Kutloano plants seeds in a row.

What do I do?
What do I know?

A girl stands on one leg and leans on her hoe.
My cousin Kamohelo leans on her hoe.

What do I do?
What do I know?

An old woman sits outside a hut and sews.
My aunt Keromang has a dress to sew.

What do I do?
What do I know?

A man walks with a cow. He holds a stick.
My uncle Khotso herds the cattle that low.

What do I do?
What do I know?

Mama dries wheat on the ground.
Mama dries wheat when the wind does not blow.

What do I do?
What do I know?

Papa rides his horse.
Papa rides a horse over mountains in snow.

What do I do?
What do I know?

Grandpa smokes a pipe and walks with his donkey.
Grandpa’s slow donkey walks to and fro.

What do I do?
What do I know?

Grandma sits by a fire and sings.
Grandma sings songs till the fire burns low.

What do I do?
What do I know?

A small child looks confused.
You know how to say yes.
You know how to say no.

That’s what you do!
That’s what you know!

The small child dances. The rest of the family clap their hands!
Everyone laughs when you put on a show.

Your work is to play.
Your work is to grow.

<End of Karabo’s Question>

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