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Read Along: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter in English and Mandarin Chinese 《彼得兔的故事》

I am super excited to share with you my first bilingual read along video, reading the classic story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

This read along is made possible thanks to freekidsbooks.org, and you can find the original english book in pdf format here.

Canadian Reader: https://amzn.to/2E1lEOz

US Reader:

The translation is done by myself, for the bilingual pdf, you can email me directly from the About Me page.

It was great working on this project as I have been wanting to do something like this for a very long time. All of our kids book for Emilia are translated, I would purchase the book in English and write the Chinese translation with permanent markers. I felt having the characters on the book will help Emilia familiarize herself with the way the Chinese character looks, and eventually encourage her to learn more about them. Reading in bilingual is also an exercise we do at home often, and I am more than thrilled to share the experience with other parents and their children.

In my Read with me Mommy section, I will be putting up bilingual read along videos periodically from the library of books in the public domain. I would love for recommendations from you as well for public domain books I can work on.

I thought very hard on whether I wanted to include the details about the pie incident in my reading, as it’s something that can be scary, but it didn’t feel right changing something that’s such a classic, so the only improvised part in the translation was the Chinese name for Mopsy, Flopsy, and Cotton Tail. Instead of translate by pronunciation in other variations of the book, I decided to give them simpler names that can be more easily remembered by young children.

彼得兔是一个十分经典的儿童读物,原著又Beatrix Potter于1902年攥写。之后发行了无数的版本,甚至还被制成了电影。在翻译上,除了彼得的家人的名字我进行了自由发挥,改成更适合小朋友记住的名字之外,其余一切都忠于原著的故事内容。希望大家会喜欢。在海外的朋友如果想要购买卡纸版本的书也可以使用我的亚马逊链接,发在了本页上面的地方,点击图片就可以前往美国或者加拿大的亚马逊进行购买。

Feel free to provide feedback by commenting or contact me directly from the About Me page. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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