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Read and listen to the story: "Good Gilberto"

Hello friends and dear friends from your Francesca Ruberto ♥

Today I read to you "Good Gilberto" from the book "Favole al telefone" by Gianni Rodari

Gianni Rodari

Giovanni Francesco Rodari, detto Gianni[1] (pronuncia Rodàri, /roˈdari/; Omegna, 23 ottobre 1920 – Roma, 14 aprile 1980), è stato uno scrittore, pedagogista, giornalista e poeta italiano. È l’unico scrittore italiano ad aver vinto il Premio Hans Christian Andersen (1970). (leggi ancora)

Il buon Gilberto
Il buon Gilberto 8

Good Gilberto was very eager to learn and therefore always paid attention to what the grown-ups said.

Una volta senti dire da una donna: – Guardate la Filomena come vuoI bene alla sua mamma: le porterebbe l’acqua nelle orecchie.
Good Gilberto reflected: - Magnificent words, I really want to memorize them.
Qualche tempo dopo la sua mamma gli disse: – Gilberto, vammi a prendere un secchio d’acqua alla fontana.
Subito, mamma – disse Gilberto. Ma intanto pensava: – Voglio dimostrare alla mamma quanto le voglio bene. Invece che nel secchio, l’acqua gliela porterò nelle orecchie.

He went to the fountain, put his head under it and filled his ear with water. There was as much as a thimble and to carry it home good Gilberto had to keep his head twisted.
Arriva quest’acqua? – brontolò la mamma che ne aveva bisogno per fare il bucato.
Subito, mamma – rispose Gilberto, tutto affannato.

But to answer he cocked his head and water poured out of his ear and down his neck.
He ran to the fountain to fill his other ear: there was exactly as much water as in the first and good one
Gilberto had to keep his head twisted to the other side and before reaching home the water had all spilled.
Arriva quest’acqua? – domandò la mamma stizzita.

Perhaps my ears are too small, thought good Gilberto saddened. Meanwhile, however, her mother had lost patience, she believed that Gilberto had been playing at the fountain and she handed him two
swat, one in each ear.
Poor good Gilberto.
He took the two slaps in peace and decided that another time he would carry the water with the bucket.

Gianni Rodari

Good night and sweet dreams from Francesca Ruberto ♥

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Le favole della buonanotte
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