Reading is cool
his teacher told him
says a Spelling-bee
a learner on my radio

Reading is cool
sabotage was the word
that got him winning
a Spelling-bee contest

Reading is cool
now adults phone in
and good-naturedly try
to trick him with long words

Reading is cool
on World Book Day
(past Freedom Day too)
and any other time

On World Book Day, Friday 23 April 2010, SAFM Radio’s Afternoon Talk interviews the Grade 11 learner who won the Spelling-bee competition that took place in the Free State.