Little Elephants / Elefantitos

Little Elephants is based on a traditional Mexican counting song. In it, a number of elefantitos balance on a spiderweb, much to the annoyance of the spider. Counting along as one more elephant climbs on, children will learn the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in English and Spanish…until all the elephants fall down! Similar to “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” this song will have children laughing along as they learn number association in this classic children’s song. In addition to teaching, the repetition in this counting song serves as the perfect bedtime story. As each verse gets repeated, the vocal pattern serves as a lullaby to lull little ones to sleep.

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Little Elephants / Elefantitos Books

“Another design success for Jaramillo and the lucky babies who are given this book.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“Perfect for bilingual storytime programs and any bookshelf.”

 Lucia Acosta, Children’s Literature Specialist

“A delightful and energetic read-aloud or sing-along, especially during bilingual storytimes… The rhythmic, rollicking tune is as catchy as can be… absolutely charming.”

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Songs & Lyrics

Little Elephants

One little elephant, looking oh so elegant, balanced on the web of a spider. Along came a friend from around the bend and the elephant called to invite her.
Two little elephants, looking oh so elegant, balanced on the web of a spider. Along came a friend from around the bend and the elephants called to invite her.

Little Elephants

Un elefante se balanceaba
sobre la tela de una araña,
como veía que resistía
fue a llamar a otro elefante.

Dos elefantes se balanceaban,
sobre la tela de una araña,
como veían que resistía
fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

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