The bear, the monkey and the pig. Fable of Iriarte for children
Fables are short stories, often presented in the form of rhymes or verses, with some final moral that will make children reflect on certain values. In this case, we propose to read with your son the fable 'The bear, the monkey and the pig', a fable by the famous Spanish writer Tomás de Iriarte. Disc
Fables are short stories, often presented in the form of rhymes or verses, with some final moral that will make children reflect on certain values.
In this case, we propose to read with your son the fable 'The bear, the monkey and the pig', a fable by the famous Spanish writer Tomás de Iriarte. Discover this fantastic version that we have prepared for you from the Iriarte fable and reflect with your son on the value of sincerity. Explain to your child that sometimes we should listen to the criticism of those who really know what they think and turn a deaf ear to the 'flatterers' who really are not sincere.
The bear, the monkey and the pig, a fable by Iriarte for children about sincerity
A bear, dedicated to dance, rehearsed a number with his feet.I did not have it very well learned, and I had to hurry, because I had a show and was willing to earn money in the performance.
Suddenly he approached to see a monkey. He was watching him for a long time. The bear took advantage and asked:
- Tell me, mona, how are you?
- Very bad, she answered without hesitation.
The bear was angry at first. How daring the monkey! Have not you said that I do it wrong?
- Why do you say that? - Said the bear to the cute- Is not my dance talented?
In this a pig arrived. I was there for a while, watching, and shouted to applause:
- Bravo, bravo! What a delight, what a delight! Qué What a great dance! So virtuous dancer is not like that. The bear, upon hearing that, began to laugh. And with humility he said:
- When I disapproved of the monkey, I got to doubt.
But pig, if you praise me, I must dance badly. And it was true, because you know: if the wise does not approve, bad. If the fool applauds ... worse!
(Based on the Iriarte fable: 'The bear, the monkey and the pig')
Reading comprehension questions for your child
This fable by Tomás Iriarte was written in old Castilian and was complex for children, but with this version It becomes easier to understand. Even so,
we propose asking these questions to your son to reflect with him on the moral: 1. What was the bear doing when the monkey arrived?
2. What did the monkey say when the bear asked her if she danced well?
3. What did the pig say when he saw the bear dance?
4. Which of the two animals told the truth? You know why?
Data: Remember that of the two animals that think about the bear dance, the monkey is more agile and skillful and the pig has somewhat more awkward gait. The monkey had more knowledge on the subject to say.