Canticos Elefantitos/Little Elephants

5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings


Written and illustrated by Susie Jaramillo

Elephantitos/Little Elephants is based on a traditional Mexican counting song and is one of the oldest (and best!) methods of putting a child to sleep—the verses, which describe how a number of elephants come to be balancing on a spider web, can be repeatedly endlessly by changing only the number of elephants each time around.

This English adaptation is the only one that truly matches the melody of the Spanish so that parents can sing it in English as well as in Spanish.

This is the second book in the Canticos series of nursery rhymes and songs. Designed to be reversible, the nursery rhyme is presented in interactive “pure story” format, with one side of the book in its native Spanish and a rhyming English language translation on the other side.

Ages: 0 – 4

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Product Description

Make sure to check out the first book in the series!

cover of Canticos: Liittle Chickies/Los Pollitos

11 reviews for Canticos Elefantitos/Little Elephants

  1. 5 out of 5


    Growing up, we would sing this song in the bus to school, it’s a classic of our infancy. I love that I get to sing this with my kids now.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Such a beautiful book, and amazingly intuitive for little kids.

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  4. 5 out of 5


    I’m always on the look out for new, well-written children’s books for my students. I have been waiting to find a bilingual book like this one, I love it.

  5. 5 out of 5


    These books are amazing. My nephew loves playing with the book and app!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Liked Little Elephants as much as I liked their previous book! I bought this book for my 2 year old nephew and he was really engaged and loved making the elephants move with the tabs. The drawings in the book are beautiful! Highly recommend it

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These books are amazing, my daughter loves “Pollitos” and goes to bed with it every night. I can not wait for “Elefantitos” to arrive.

  8. 5 out of 5


    So hard to find a great interactive book that offers different methods to learning different languages! Such an amazing book!

  9. 5 out of 5


    You know when you want to give a worthwhile children’s gift that will be enjoyed by both the child and the parents? Elefantitos/Little Elephants is that kind of book. I love the way it is constructed – it is a high quality board book which feels good in your hands, and you simply turn it over to switch from Spanish to English.

    The charming illustrations and rhythmic song are a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to stimulate a child’s cognitive and social development through the fun of singing and counting together in their native tongue, while simultaneously offering the multiple benefits of exposure to another language.

    In short: It’s cute, it’s developmentally stimulating, and it’s fun!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Pre-order my copy. Love that they are bi-lingual!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Super cute book. My son loves to open it up and read both sides – English and Spanish. Great buy!

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