This illustrated story has been designed for bilingual children and others wishing to read a parallel text in English and German. For ease of understanding, the languages are displayed together mostly 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.
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 book will help you learn German.
Excerpt from the tale:
Naughty Monkey loved to swing on doors. He liked the kitchen door best.
Der übermütige Affe liebte es, sich an Türen zu schwingen. Er mochte die Küchentür am liebsten.
"Monkey! Stop swinging on that door," said Mum. "You will break it!"
The door stopped swinging.
"Affe! Hör auf an der Tür zu schwingen", sagte Mama. "Du wirst sie brechen!"
Die Tür hörte auf zu schwingen.