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 with each additional elephant, children become familiar counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…until all the elephants fall down! Similar to “Monkeys 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.

“A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Delightful… Numerous flaps and a turn-the-wheel feature add to the fun… should draw smiles.”

Publishers Weekly

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

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The Lyrics

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.

Tres elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña,

como veían que resistía

fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

Cuatro elefantes elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña,

como veían que resistía

fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

Cinco elefantes elefantes se balanceaban,

sobre la tela de una araña,

como veían que resistía

fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

¡Uuuuuupa!

One little elephant balanced oh so elegant
right on the web of a spider…

Along came a friend from around the bend
and the elephant called to invite her.

Two little elephants balanced oh so elegant
right on the web of a spider…

Along came a friend from around the bend
and the elephants called to invite her.

Three little elephants balanced oh so elegant
right on the web of a spider…

Along came a friend from around the bend
and the elephants called to invite her.

Four little elephants balanced oh so elegant
right on the web of a spider…

Along came a friend from around the bend
and the elephants called to invite her.

Five little elephants balanced oh so elegant
right on the web of a spider…

Along came a friend from around the bend
and the elephants called to invite her.

¡Ooooooops!