Manju Gregory / Illus. David Anstey
'Jack couldn't help feeling envious of Jill, he wished he'd climbed a beanstalk instead of a hill...'
Whilst Jack lies in bed recovering from his fall down the hill, Jill sets out to save her family from ruin. When she sells their cow for a handful of magic beans, her adventures into the land of the giant begin, but will the risk pay off or will her family go hungry?
Colourful, lively illustrations accompany this dual-language adaptation of the classic fairytale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. With the full text in both English and Portuguese, the familiar story will inspire both early readers and older learners who enjoy reading Portuguese and English in parallel.
Enchanting artwork and bilingual text will help introduce young children to a foreign language in a natural and relaxed way.
PENpal Talking Pen Enabled!
This book can be used alone as a picture book, but it also has a very special added extra - if you own a PENpal Talking Pen, then you can download the audio for FREE and this becomes a talking book! Touch the corner of each page with the PENpal to hear a native speaker read the story to you, in Portuguese or English, so that you can perfect your pronunciation & intonation.
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Jill & The Beanstalk: Portuguese & English / A Joana e o Pé de Feijão is a high-quality dual-language picture book, suitable both for bilingual children and those being introduced to Portuguese or English as a second language.
The Portuguese text is not simplified in any way so would be best suited to parents and / or children who already have a reasonable grasp of the Portuguese language. This title uses European Portuguese.
Suggested age range: 5 - 9 years
Paperback, 32pp, 280 x 235 mm