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Book review: ‘Alamat ng Ampalaya’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This story is about a gourd. This gourd was envious and greedy because he did not have colours nor taste of the other vegetables. One night was everyone was asleep, he decides to steal colours and taste from the other veggies. The following morning everyone finds out and goes to trial with the fairies. Surprisingly, the fairies let him keep everything.

However, he must have been too greedy because all of a sudden all the colours and tastes want to mix together and the gourd become green, wrinkle and bitter.

Gourd is happy, he finally has his on colour and taste even if they are not as bright as the other vegetables.

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