This illustrated story is for bilingual children and Spanish language students with a basic or intermediate knowledge who want to study a dual language text in English and Spanish. The book has two sections. In the first part, the English and Spanish languages, which use everyday language of native speakers, are displayed together in short paragraphs. This makes it easy
to compare the two languages. The second section is the story in Spanish only, so that those with an intermediate level can test their understanding. We hope you enjoy the story.
Excerpt from the Story-
The first thing in his life that Basil remembered was cold air. A little girl put Basil's pot down on the front door step.
La primera cosa que Albahaca recordaba de su vida era el aire frío. Una niña posó el tiesto de Albahaca en el escalón de la puerta principal.
Next to the front door he saw a big flowerpot. It was bright blue and on it was painted a picture of an orange cat.
"What a scary animal!" thought Basil.
Al lado de la puerta, Albahaca vio una gran maceta. Era azul brillante y sobre ella había pintado un dibujo de un gato naranja.
—¡Qué animal tan aterrador! —pensó Albahaca.
About the author
Colin Hann and Pedro Páramo are friends and partners in the LingoLibros adventure. Lingolibros is a young and developing company. Our aim is to produce quality bilingual books with an easy to follow parallel text, at an affordable price. We believe that they will be of particular benefit to couples with bilingual children who hope to develop their child's understanding of their native tongues. Our books are, so far, short stories with amusing illustrations suitable for reading aloud to young children in a single language or in a combination of two languages. Older children can enjoy reading these stories by themselves to learn and practice their second language. Students with a basic or intermediate knowledge of a foreign language will find these books very helpful in developing their vocabulary and understanding of the
second language. We hope you benefit from and enjoy reading these bilingual tales.