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This illustrated story has been designed for bilingual children and others wishing to read a parallel text in English and Spanish. 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.
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Basil, Rosemary and the Pansy sisters lived together in a bright orange flowerpot. The pot sat on a windowsill outside the zoo's cafe.
Albahaca, Romera y las hermanas Pensamiento vivían juntos en una reluciente maceta de color naranja. El tiesto estaba en el alféizar de la ventana fuera de la cafetería del zoo.
In front of the plants was a black road painted with white stripes. Visitors who came to the zoo walked over the white stripes when they crossed the road.
Enfrente de las plantas había una carretera negra pintada con rayas blancas. Los visitantes que venían al zoo caminaban sobre las rayas blancas al cruzar la carretera.