All titles in Barron's popular I Can Read bilingual picture book series are now available as paperback editions packaged with audiocassettes. The tapes repeat every word of the bilingual text so that children can hear exactly how the words sound. Listening to spoken words in addition to seeing them printed on the page brings another dimension to the language learning skill, helping kids pick up the new language more quickly than when using a book alone. The tapes also add another dimension of fun, with music and sound effects. The packages make an ideal way for pre-school and early grade children to begin learning a second language. Monkey is hungry, but he can't find his banana. His jungle friends offer him other things to try - but none is as good as his banana.