Canticos: Elefantitos / Canticos: Little Elephants

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  • Format: Board Book
  • Copyright: 2016-11-29
  • Publisher: Encantos
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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.

Author Biography

Susie Jaramillo: Susie Jaramillo is a mom, an artist and a creative director raising two bilingual children. She worked for many years in advertising having co-founded the vox collective, a NY-based boutique multicultural agency where she served as Chief Creative Officer until 2012. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she majored in painting and illustration.

Susie Grew up between Venezuela and the United States, always going back and forth fluently between cultures. As a child, she was exposed to songs and traditions from both the United States and Latin America. To bring to life all the things she loved about her Latino culture she created Canticos — and now kids of all ages can enjoy these nursery rhymes and songs! She lives in Brooklyn.

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