Book Review Little Elephants / Elefantitos:
A bilingual lift-the-flap book (Canticos)

Canticos: Elefantitos/ Little Elephants is a bilingual book by Susie Jaramillo. This Board Book is perfect for little hands, the picture book explores counting and friendship, by using rhyming and alliteration. This book is Bilingual and would be a way to introduce Spanish at an early age.

Overall the Children’s book is attention-grabbing illustrations with nursery rhyme feel of a Hispanic folk song for children offering the benefits of exposure to another language. 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.

Be sure to download the app and sing along sing along as you turn the pages. Enjoy the little song in several languages with the kids you’re reading with. ** About the Series: Canticos is a collection of the most beloved nursery rhymes and children’s songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Canticos creates bilingual books, apps, and sing-along videos.

This book was given to me in an e-book version by NetGalley, Encantos, Authorbuzz, and Susie Jaramillo herself in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to read your work! (5 out of 5 stars)

Little Elephants/Elefantitos is the 2nd book in the bilingual (English & Spanish) nursery rhyme collection from Canticos.

This children’s book is based on the song “Un elefante se balanceaba”, a traditional Mexican counting song. It teaches little ones how to count to five plus serves as the perfect bedtime story.

Canticos animated videos are coming to Nickelodeon’s digital properties in spring 2018.

Concept: Counting Numbers.

Format:

  • Novelty book with an accordion fold so the book can be opened completely and laid flat or made to stand so children can surround themselves with the story.
  • Interactive lift-the-flap features.
  • Reversible with the original Spanish song on one side and an English adaptation on the other side.
  • Each spread depicts a brightly colored numeral to help little ones learn to count to five.
  • Comes in a slipcase.

Children can also download the FREE companion app at canticosworld.com/apps/ as well as watch the sing along video at canticosworld.com/videos

Book summary: In this book, a number of elefantitos balance on a spiderweb, much to the annoyance of the spider. Counting with each additional elephant, children become familiar counting to five…until all the elephants fall down!

About the Series: Canticos is a collection of the most beloved nursery rhymes and children’s songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Canticos creates bilingual books, apps, and sing-along videos