Water for all
Clare Verbeek
Rob Owen

Elephant is thirsty.

He is happy to have the whole pond to himself.


Two giraffes are thirsty too.

Will they fight over the water?


Three buffaloes want to drink water.

Will they let the four birds also drink some water?


Five antelopes need some water.

Can five antelopes and six warthogs drink water from the same source?


Will the seven zebras be let to drink water as well?

Let's wait and see.


Frogs and fish swim in the same water.

Humans can swim alongside frogs and fish.

They can all drink water from the same source.


The lion roars when he arrives at the river.

Can the lion, the elephant, buffaloes, the giraffe, warthogs, antelopes and birds all drink water together?


The elephant and the lion can drink water from the same river.

Where does your water come from?

Who do you share the water with?

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Water for all
Author - Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi
Adaptation - African Storybook
Illustration - Rob Owen
Language - English
Level - First sentences