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 “Cinco Ratoncitos de Colita Gris” 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.
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Novelty accordion-fold board book in a slipcase Read one language at time, in this accordion-fold book with interactive features including flaps and wheels.

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Listen to author/illustrator Susie Jaramillo read the book to your child or let them read it all by themselves! Click on the the colorful geometric shapes to reveal their names in both English and Spanish. The Little Mice app includes the original song lyrics in three activities: Sing Along, Read To Me, and Read To Myself.

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

Publishers Weekly

“Little ones will squeal with delight.”

Kirkus Reviews

“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


Little Mice
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.
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.


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