In our recent bedtime stories, our imaginative Dao puts his own spin on Stan and Jan Berenstain’s The Bears’ Vacation. He replaces the Bears’ family with his own and he reinterprets the illustrations with his own narration. It’s quite hilarious to hear him reads the story using his own account.
In the original story, Mother Bear tells Baby Bear, “Small Bear! Small Bear! Don’t go too far. I want to see you wherever you are.” Dao reads, “Mommy noi Dao dung di xa qua.”
In the story, Papa tells Baby Bear, “Here it is… rule number five. Watch what you touch. It may be alive.” Based on the illustration, Dao reads, “Turtle [bites] daddy’s butt.”
All I can say is that I get a kick out of these precious time.