Can you imagine what it is like to live in a flowerpot and confuse one animal with another? Our chatty little plants Basil,Rosemary and the sisters know all too well the problems and fun it causes.This is for children and others wanting to read a simple text in English and French with illustrations.Reading this entertaining bilingual story will help you learn French.We hope you enjoy the story. More
This illustrated story has been designed for bilingual children and others wishing to read a parallel text in English and French. For ease of understanding, the languages are displayed together just one or two sentences at a time. The aim was to make the translation as direct as possible but always using everyday language of native speakers. Basil, Rosemary and the Pansy sisters are lively, chatty little plants. They think they know some stuff, but when it comes to this animal, they know nothing. One wild assumption leads to another and gets them into big trouble. The Pansy sisters lived in a green flowerpot below an old oak tree. They shared the pot with Basil, Rosemary, and Monkey. Les sœurs Pensées vivaient dans un pot de fleurs vert sous un vieux chêne. Elles partageaient le pot avec Basilic, Romarin et Singe. Rosemary and the Pansy sisters liked picking on Basil. The sisters’ bright colours scared him and he wanted them to be quiet. Romarin et les sœurs Pensées aimaient bien taquiner Basilic. Les couleurs vivent des deux sœurs lui faisaient peur et il aurait préféré qu'elles se taisent. “Basil, you’re so daft!” said the sisters, “monkeys climb trees!”. Monkey ignored them but he was different. Monkey was an animal. “Basilic, ne fais fais l’imbécile !” dirent les sœurs, “les singes peuvent grimper aux arbres !” Singe préférait les ignorer mais savait bien qu'il était différent. Singe était un animal.