This illustrated story has been designed for bilingual children and others wishing to read a parallel text in English and Portuguese. 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.
Reading this entertaining bilingual story will help you learn Portuguese.We hope you enjoy the story.
Excerpt from the story –
Basil, Rosemary and the Pansy sisters lived together in a bright orange flowerpot. The pot sat on a windowsill outside the zoo's cafe.
Manjericão, Alecrina e as irmãs Amor-perfeito viviam juntos num brilhante vaso cor de laranja. O vaso estava no peitoril de uma janela, do lado de fora do café do 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.
Em frente às plantas havia uma estrada preta, pintada com riscas brancas. Os visitantes que vinham ao zoo caminhavam sobre as riscas brancas quando atravessavam a estrada.