This children’s book is based on the song “Cinco ratoncitos de colita gris”, a beloved finger-play song from Latin America.
Canticos animated videos are now streaming across Nickelodeon’s digital platforms. Watch them now at nickjr.com/canticos/
Concept: Learning shapes.
- 6” by 6” board book format perfect for little readers but with the same fun surprises as the original slipcase book.
- Interactive lift-the-flap features.
- English and Spanish on opposite pages.
- Each brightly colored spread offers children an opportunity to identify different shapes and patterns.
- “This book belongs to” page to personalize with a child’s name.
Children can also download the FREE companion app at canticosworld.com/apps/ as well as watch the sing along video at canticosworld.com/videos
Book summary: The book tells the story of five playful mice on a mission: to find and eat as much cheese as they possibly can before they get caught by the cat for lunch!
About the Series: Canticos is a collection of the most beloved nursery rhymes and children’s songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Canticos creates bilingual books, apps, and sing-along videos.
About the Author
Susie Grew up between Venezuela and the United States, always going back and forth fluently between cultures. As a child, she was exposed to songs and traditions from both the United States and Latin America. To bring to life all the things she loved about her Latino culture she created Canticos and now kids of all ages can enjoy these nursery rhymes and songs! She lives in Brooklyn.
Reading Group Guide
EnglishFive 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.
SpanishCinco 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.