Learn Spanish: Spanish for Kids. Life of Basil - La vida de Albahaca: Bilingual Book in English and Spanish


Basil finds himself in a strange new pot and meets our other chatty little plants. They think they know some stuff, but when it comes to animals, they know nothing. One wild assumption followed by another gets them into big trouble. Next time they may not be so lucky!

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. 

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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.

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Jul 28, 2014
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Foreign Language Study / Spanish
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories
Juvenile Nonfiction / Foreign Language Study / Spanish
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Designed for maximum reading comprehension in both languages. 

This bilingual level 1 easy reader book is designed to introduce children to a second language without friction or frustration. 

Parents love the format of Bilingual Readers­ ™ picture books because of the vivid illustrations and how the words are chunked together on the page.

Sentences translate word for word so that young readers can make connections between the words they know and the words of their target language. 

The pace and length of this book is perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids, as well as any child getting started in a new language.


Cada historia se ha diseñado con mucho cuidado para presentar un nuevo idioma a su hijo sin fricción o frustración. 

Descubra por qué Bilingual Readers ™ Volume 1 es un favorito entre las familias multilingües. 



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