Little Mice/Ratoncitos

Our playful little mice are on a mission to find and eat as much cheese as they possibly can before they get caught by the cat for lunch!
Based on the popular nursery rhyme in Spanish, this English adaption truly matches the melody of the original song.
Kids will enjoy this easy-to-read book with colorful characters and fun lift-the-flap surprises that help them learn the names of shapes in English and Spanish.

“Little ones will squeal with delight.”

Publishers Weekly

“The antics of Jaramillo’s expressive mice will keep children amused in whichever language they are reading.”


“Filled with playful and colorfully painted animals by Venezuelan illustrator Jaramillo, you are swept up in a visual sing-along of a beloved rhyme. The book’s sturdy pages and flaps are great for little fingers, and the accordion format is unique.”

Selenia Paz, Booklist

The Lyrics

Cinco ratoncitos de colita gris,

mueven las orejas, mueven la nariz.


Abren los ojitos, comen sin cesar,

por si viene el gato, que los comerá.


Comen un quesito, y a su casa van,

cerrando la puerta, a dormir se van.

Five little mice with tails wide awake,

wiggle their noses and give their ears a shake.


Eyes wide open they quickly munch,

before they get caught by the cat for lunch.


They finish their cheese and back home they creep,

They close the door and go right to sleep.