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10 Bed-Time Stories in French and English

Learn French with Parallel English Text (Volume 1)
Narrated by: Frederic Bibard
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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Bilingual short stories in French and English for young listeners. 

Help your children improve their French and English proficiency with this book, perfect for kids between ages eight and 12 and designed to boost language skills, enhance the imagination, and pave the way for a lifelong love of reading. With ten fun and engaging stories featuring a wide array of enjoyable themes, parents can rest assured that the material in this book is highly suitable for children. 

Written in parallel text to boost comprehension. Each paragraph is written in both French and English - first in French, followed by its English equivalent. You can also listen to the stories in French only or in English only, which is perfect for bilingual children, whether native French or English speakers! 

The stories are recorded in two ways, with an English version narrated by a native English speaker and a French version narrated by a native French speaker. The audio is designed as a perfect supplement to help listeners learn the correct pronunciations and improve their listening skills in an enjoyable manner. This book is suitable for children, but adults can also enjoy it. Whether you are looking to improve your French (or English) with a fun method or you are simply in it for the joy of listening to a short story, this book is great for adults. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Frederic Bibard (P)2016 Frederic Bibard

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Good book.

A good book exceeded my expectations with a great storyline. I'm enjoying reading the stories aloud and practicing French pronunciation.

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Excellent resource.

This is an excellent resource for learning useful French that will be very helpful in daily interactions. It's a great supplement to a more formal study. I'm enjoying reading the stories aloud and practicing French pronunciation.

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Helpful book.

A helpful book for beginning and intermediate French learners! The stories were
challenging but rewarding. Loved learning vocabulary that was included without
having to have a dictionary next to me.

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Few mistakes don't affect the stories

I prefered the French to the English narration. A few glitches in the narration or recording repeat last couple words. Stories are given in French, English, French and English, then more slowly: French, English, then French and English, only Stories 3 through 8 are (likely mistakenly) replaced with completely different stories for the slow duel English/French recording. I don't see this as a major problem since the stories are narrated 5 additional times, and this technically adds 6 additional bilingual stories.

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Good listen!

The vocabulary is accessible and repeats enough that the reader becomes comfortable with the new words. The increasingly difficult grammar is introduced slowly enough so that the reader’s confidence grows as each new concept is introduced. One takeaway I’ve noticed is that my reading speed and comprehension improved the more I got into the stories.

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Good practice for learning French.

This is good practice for learning French. New vocabulary is introduced and used in an engaging way. I do recommend these books for your language learning journey!

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  • C. Osteen
  • 05-17-19

Definitely recommend to French learners of any age

These stories are engaging and utilize a variety of vocabulary and tenses to engage and challenge learners. The vocabulary pages at the end are also helpful references as well as the short quizzes at the end of each chapter to ensure comprehension. Would definitely recommend to French learners of any age!!

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  • S. Hock
  • 05-17-19

Helpful.

A fantastic book for advanced beginners/intermediate French learners of all ages! Each story is engaging, incorporating key phrases and important vocabulary as well as using a variety of tenses to challenge readers and better their learning skills.

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  • Justin E. Arnold
  • 05-17-19

Amazing!

If you are tired of the boring and mundane way of learning a new language, then this book is for you. You can use this book to learn French in a fun and engaging way using short stories. Short stories capture your imagination and help you learn vocabulary in a new fun and innovative way.

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  • K. Ross
  • 05-17-19

Interesting.

This book is very captivating and much more interesting than just memorizing vocabulary and conjunctions. This lets you get a bit more practice with a segment of vocabulary with only one or two stories, which can help focus your learning. The reading is great and easy to understand.

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  • D. Moore
  • 05-17-19

This book is really well-done.

This book is really well-done. The stories are more interesting than your average beginner materials, and I like that the stories use a lot of dialogue to teach colloquialisms. I was surprised by the subjects of many of the stories--I definitely enjoyed reading them more than I'd thought I would.