Canticos Elefantitos/Little Elephants
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