Lingo Dingo and the French Astronaut is a heartwarming and funny bilingual children’s book with a difference that will help children to learn French.
In this story, Lingo travels to space to help an astronaut. There’s just one problem. The Astronaut only speaks French…. What could go wrong!?!
The majority of the text is in English with over 50 French words and phrases slipped in as the story progresses. Having a main character who only speaks in the new language helps to build empathy and a positive attitude towards people who speak different languages.
Lingo Dingo and the French Astronaut is an ideal story to share with young children being introduced to French for the first time. The French words and phrases from the story are translated into English at the bottom of each page where they feature for the first time. It would be useful if the parent, teacher or caregiver reading this story had some knowledge of French to be able to pronounce the French words correctly.