Little Chickies / Los Pollitos

With a popularity equal to that of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in English, “Los Pollitos” is the ultimate classic Spanish children’s nursery song. This endearing song tells the story of little chicks and their mother hen, and serves as a metaphor for the demanding nature of babies, and the unconditional love and care given by their parents. To engage children equally in both languages, our adaptation of “Los Pollitos” is as catchy and lyrical as the original Spanish.

“A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration.”

Kirkus Reviews – Starred review

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

Publishers Weekly – Starred review

“A perfect choice for bilingual story times.”

School Library Journal – Starred review

The Videos

The Lyrics

Los pollitos dicen
pío, pío, pío

cuando tienen hambre
cuando tienen frio.

La gallina busca el maiz
y el trigo

les da la comida y les
presta abrigo.

Bajo de sus alas,
acurrucaditos

duermen los pollitos hasta
el otro día!

Little chickies squeal,
pio pio pio,

When they are so cold, and when
they want a meal.

Mama goes and gets them corn
from the field,

serves them each their food, and
warms them head to heel.

Chickies sleep so yummy,
snuggled up with mommy,

And that’s just where they’ll stay
until another day.