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El Monstruo / The Monster (A Bilingual Short Story in Spanish & English)

Spanish Español, Digital Download Product

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Enjoy this short story with your students about a little monster who only wanted a friend. This story is written in both Spanish and English and tells the story of a little monster who didn't quite fit in until one day, he finds a friend.

El Monstruo

Había un vez un monstruo que no era como los demás.

Tenía una cara redonda y una sonrisa un poco graciosa.

Tenía brazos cortos y piernas largas, ojos pequeños y una nariz grandota.

A veces se sentía tímido, a veces se sentía cómico.

A veces decía tonterías, a veces era muy lógico.

No tenía amigos y no sabía por qué.

Siempre era muy simpático. No era muy dramático.

Cuando hablaba con los otros monstruos, se reían mucho de él.

Se sentía como si fuera de otro planeta, y se sentía muy solo y triste.

Un día le acercó otro monstruo.

Era muy bonita con ojos grandotes y una nariz pequeña y perfecta.

Ella le dijo, “Hola, ¿puedo sentarme contigo?”

El monstruo exclamó, “¡Claro que sí!” y empezaron a hablar.

Tenían mucho en común. A los dos les gustaba dibujar, leer, y patinar. 

Les gustaba la misma música y empezaron a hablar, y hablar, y hablar.

Ya no se sentía solo, ya no se sentía triste.

Tenía una amiga, y una amiga es solo lo que quería. 

The Monster

Once upon a time there was a monster who wasn’t like the rest.

He had a round face and a silly little smile.

He had short arms and long legs, small eyes and a huge nose.

Sometimes he felt shy, sometimes he felt funny.

Sometimes he said silly things, sometimes he was very logical.

He didn’t have any friends and he didn’t know why.

He was always very nice. He wasn’t very dramatic.

When he talked with the other monsters, they laughed at him.

He felt like he was from another planet and felt very lonely and sad.

One day another monster approached him.

She was very pretty with huge eyes and a small and perfect nose.

She said to him, “Hi, can I sit with you?”

The monster exclaimed, “Of course!” And they began to talk.

They had a lot in common. They both liked to draw, to read, and to skate.

They liked the same music and began to talk, and talk, and talk.

He no longer felt alone, he no longer felt sad.

He had a friend, and a friend was all he ever wanted.

Acknowledgements: Monster clipart courtesy of Krista Wallden - Creative Clips & Educlips! Background papers courtesy of The Clipart Factory!

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Spanish Español

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  • 8 to 13 years
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