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Carlos es un animal interesante.

Carlos es un capibara, una rata súper grande.

Carlos es de Ecuador. Es de la Amazonia, en Ecuador.

La Amazonia es una selva tropical.

Es una selva súper grande.

Carlos tiene un problema.

Carlos es diferente. No nada bien. 

Tiene las patas diferentes.

No tiene las patas palmeadas. Carlos no es normal.

Carlos tiene una mamá y un papá. 

Su papá es un capibara grande. Su papá es cruel porque Carlos no nada bien. 

Su mamá es una capibara grande. Su mamá es amable. No es cruel.

Resume el primer capítulo.

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