一千零一夜之 (一) The Dark 黑暗

推荐理由:大部分成长中的孩子都会遇到一个问题 - 怕黑。本书通过讲“dark"黑暗拟人化,让怕黑的孩子和”黑暗“对话,最终克服了对黑暗的恐惧。此书荣获2013《纽约时报》评为最具艺术价值/最佳儿童绘本。

故事简介:有一个叫 拉斯洛的小男孩,在他所住的房子里,总有一些黑暗的角落,让他既害怕,又很好奇。他最常去窥探的地方就是家里的地下室。他从不敢走下去。他时常想,如果他主动去拜访黑暗,那么也许黑暗就不会来找他了。结果有一天,小男孩屋子里的灯泡坏了,黑暗顿时弥散在整个房间。一个声音循循引导着小男孩,走进地下室——灯泡放在地下室里的一个抽屉里……这是一个帮助孩子克服恐惧、战胜黑暗的故事。

其他价值:绘本中有些名词可以通过看图来理解。书中有些词汇重复率高,小朋友在阅读的过程中也是一个不断巩固的过程。而怕黑是许多小朋友的共同点,作者同时也希望孩子们可以通过阅读本书,明白光明的可贵在于有黑暗存在,让他们不再怕黑。

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Laszlo was afraid of the dark.

 拉斯洛怕黑

The dark lived in the same house as Laszlo,

黑暗和拉斯洛住在一间屋子里

A big place with a creaky roof, smooth, cold windows, and several sets of stairs.

这是一间大大的房子,屋顶吱吱作响,窗户光滑冰冷,有几组楼梯。

Sometimes, the dark hid in the closet

有时,黑暗躲在柜子里

Sometimes it sat behind the shower curtain

有时,黑暗坐在浴帘的后面

But mostly it spent its time in the basement

但是,大部分时间黑暗住在地下室里

All day long the dark would wait in the distant corner, 

一整天,黑暗都会等在远远的角落

far from the squeaks and rattles of the washing machine,

远离洗衣机的吱吱和嘎嘎声音

pressed up against some old, damp boxes 

靠着一些旧旧的,潮湿的箱子

and a chest of drawers nobody ever opened

和一组从未有人打开的抽屉

At night, of course, 

当然,到了晚上

the dark went out and spread itself against the windows and doors of Laszlo's house

黑暗通过拉斯洛家的门窗蔓延进来

But in the morning,

到了早晨

the dark would be back in the basement

黑暗又会回到地下室

where it belonged

黑暗属于那里

Laszlo would peek at the dark every morning

拉斯洛每天早晨都会偷偷看黑暗

"Hi"

你好

he would say

拉斯洛会和黑暗打招呼

"Hi, dark"

你好,黑暗

Laszlo thought that 

拉斯洛心想

if he visited the dark in the dark's room

如果他去黑暗的房间拜访黑暗

Maybe the dark wouldn't come visit him in his room

也许,黑暗就不会来自己的房间找自己

but one night

可是,某个夜晚

it did

黑暗来了

“Laszlo" 

拉斯洛

the dark said

黑暗说

in the dark

在黑暗里

the voice of the dark was as creaky as the roof of the house

黑暗的声音就像那吱吱作响的房顶

and cold as the windows

冰冷的就像窗户

and even though the dark was right next to Laszlo

虽然黑暗就在拉斯洛的旁边,

the voice seemed very far away

声音听上去非常的遥远

”What do you want" asked Laszlo

拉斯洛问,你要做什么?

“I want to show you something" said the dark

我想要给你看些东西,黑暗说

“In here", 在这里吗?

”No, said the dark" 黑暗说,不是

“Here" 在这里吗?

”No, no, said the dark" 不不,黑暗说

"Downstairs", 在楼下

"Downstairs" 楼下吗

“Yes“ said the dark

是,黑暗说

In Laszlo's living room was the biggest window in the house

拉斯洛房子的客厅里,有一个最大的窗户

Laszlo looked out all the dark outside

拉斯洛望窗外看到了满眼黑暗

Above him, the roof creaked

突然,他头上的房顶开始吱吱作响

and he closed his eyes

拉斯洛闭上了眼睛

Now the dark was all Laszlo could see

现在拉斯洛只能看到黑暗

"no, no" said the dark again

不,不,黑暗又说话了

Not here, 不在这里

“Down here" 在下面

”In the basement?" 在地下室吗?Asked Laszlo,拉斯洛问

Yes, said the dark

是,黑暗回答

Laszlo had never dared come to the dark's room at night

拉斯洛从未敢在晚上来黑暗的房间

Come closer, said the dark

靠近点,黑暗说

Laszlo came closer

拉斯洛又靠近了点

Even closer, said the dark, 再靠近点

You might be afraid of the dark 你可能还拍黑暗

but the dark is not afraid of you.但是黑暗不怕你

That's why the dark is always close by。所以黑暗一直就在你附近

The dark peeks around the corner 黑暗从角落里偷看你

Wait behind the door,在门后等你

and you can see the dark up in the sky almost every night. 每天你几乎都能在天空看到黑暗

gazing down at you as you gaze up at the stars 黑暗从天空看着你,就好像你抬头看着天空的星星

Without a creaky roof, 如果没有吱吱作响的屋顶

the rain would fall on your bed, 雨水会打在你的床上

and without a smooth, cold window, 如果没有光滑冰冷的窗户

you could never see outside, 你无法看到窗外的景象

and without a set of stairs, 没有几组楼梯,

you could never go into the basement你永远无法进入地下室

where the dark spends its time, 那里是黑暗居住的地方

without a closet, 没有柜子

you could have nowhere to put your shoes 你可能没有地方放鞋子

and with a shower curtain, 没有浴帘

you would splash water all over the bathroom, 你洗澡的时候,水会到处溅出

and without the dark, everything would be light如果没有黑暗,那么所有的都是明亮的

and you would never know if you needed a lightbulb 你可能永远不知道,你需要一个灯泡

"Bottom drawer" said the dark 最下面的抽屉,黑暗说

What, 什么

Bottom drawer, 最下面的抽屉, said the dark, 黑暗说

Open the bottom drawer, 打开最下面的抽屉

Thank you, said Laszlo,谢谢你,拉斯洛说

You are welcome, said the dark 黑暗说,不客气

By the time Laszlo got back into bed

等拉斯洛回到床边时

the dark was no longer in his room

黑暗已经不在他的房间

except when he closed his eyes to go to sleep

除了他闭眼睡觉的时候

The next morning, 第二天早晨

Laszlo visited the dark in the basement, 拉斯洛又去了地下室去找黑暗

Hi he said, 他说,你好

Hi dark, 你好黑暗

The dark didn't answer, 黑暗没有回答

But the bottom drawer was still open 最下面的抽屉还开着

so it looked like something in the corner was smiling

看上去就像角落处有东西在笑

The dark kept on living with Laszlo, 黑暗还是和拉斯洛住在一起

but it never bothered him again 不过,黑暗从来再也没有干扰过他

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