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 Italian with illustrations.Reading this entertaining bilingual story will help you learn Italian.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 Italian. For ease of understanding, the languages are displayed together just one or two sentences at a time. The aim was to make 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. Le sorelle Pansè vivevano in un verde vaso di fiori sotto un vecchio albero di quercia. Condividevano il vaso con Basilico, Rosmarina e Scimmia. Rosemary and the Pansy sisters liked picking on Basil. The sisters’ bright colours scared him and he wanted them to be quiet. Spesso, Rosmarina e le sorelle Pansè prendevano in giro Basilico. I vivaci colori delle sorelle lo spaventavano, mentre lui amava la quiete. “Basil, you’re so daft!” said the sisters, “monkeys climb trees!”. Monkey ignored them but he was different. Monkey was an animal. "Basilico, tu sei così stupido!" dicevano le sorelle, "le scimmie si arrampicano sugli alberi!". Scimmia le ignorò, lui era diverso. Scimmia era un animale."