Happy International Children’s Book Day!
Our super-adorable and talented Gen (IG @Gen_darwish) performed Roald Dahl’s poem titled ‘The Tummy Beast’.
Gen picked ‘The Tummy Beast‘ as his favourite poem and has a ton of fun voicing out the different characters throughout the video, a vocal chameleon!
Isn’t he the most charming student? Read his entire excerpt below.
Gen's Excerpt of The Tummy Beast
Gen: Hi, My name is Gen and today i'm going to do 'The Tummy Beast' by Roald Dahl.
One afternoon I said to mummy,
"Who is this person in my tummy?
Who must be very small and very thin.
Or how could he have gotten in?"
My mother said,
from where she sat,
"It isn't nice to talk like that."
"It's true!" I cried.
"I swear it, mummy!
There is a person in my tummy!
He's always asking to be fed,
throughout the day,
he screams at me,
demanding sugar buns for tea.
He tells me it is not a sin,
to go and raid the biscuit tin."
I know quite well it's awfully wrong.
To guzzle food all day long.
I can't help it mummy.
There is a person in my tummy.
"You horrid child!" my mother cried.
"Admit it right away, you've lied.
You're simply trying to produce,
a silly, asinine excuse!
You are the greedy, guzzling brat!
And that is why you're always fat!"
I tried once more,
"Believe me, mummy,
there is a person in my tummy!"
"I've had enough!" my mother said,
"you'd better go at once to bed."
Just then, a nicely timed event,
delivered me from my punishment.
Deep in my tummy something stirred,
and then an awful noise was heard.
A snorting grumbling grunting sound,
that made my tummy jump around.
My darling mother nearly died,
"My goodness, what was that?" she cried.
the tummy voice came through,
it shouted, "Hey there! Listen you!
I'm getting hungry, I want eats.
I want lots of chocs and sweets!
Get me half a pound of nuts!
Or i'll twist your guts!"
"That's him!" I cried. "He's in my tummy!"
"So now do you believe me, mummy?"
But mummy answered nothing more,
for she had fainted on the floor.