This illustrated bilingual book is for bilingual children and others wishing to read a dual language text in English and Italian. For ease of understanding, the languages are displayed together mostly one or two sentences at a time and use everyday language of native speakers.
Naughty Monkey has a special talent for getting into trouble. In this story, Mr. Carpenter attempts to replace a door that Naughty Monkey has broken, but that is not easy when Naughty Monkey is watching. Reading this entertaining bilingual story will help you learn Italian.
Excerpt from the tale
Naughty Monkey loved to swing on doors. He liked the kitchen door best.
A Scimmiotto il Birichino piaceva un sacco dondolarsi sulle porte. E la sua porta preferita era quella della cucina.
"Monkey! Stop swinging on that door," said Mum. "You will break it!"
The door stopped swinging.
“Scimmiotto, smettila di dondolarti su quella porta o finirai per romperla”, gli disse la Mamma.
E infatti la porta smise di girare.
"Ah!" Monkey said. "What happened?"
“Ah”, esclamò Scimmiotto, “Cosa è successo?”.