Little Chickies/Los Pollitos

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This Month’s Book: Little Chickies/Los Pollitos
Our Cover to Cover Book of the Month for June is Little Chickies/Los Pollitos  by Susie Jaramillo.  This wonderful song book will provide your child with so many opportunities to explore. Not only is it bilingual, but it’s also accordion style and it has lift the flaps! So, enjoy talking, singing, reading and PLAYING with Little Chickies


Singing to your little ones not only gets them hearing the diverse sounds of language but it also provides an opportunity for your child to bond with you and your voice. Little Chickies is a wonderful book adapted from a song that was originally in Spanish! While reading or SINGING this book , talk to your child about the different things that the mommy hen does to nurture and bond with her little chicks! “How does the mommy hen take good care of her babies?”


In case you’re not familiar with the tune of this beautiful song, José-Luis Orozco has a created a video with both a Spanish and English rendition. Find the video with this link:


Being a song book makes Little Chickies so wonderful. But amazingly enough it also happens to be a lift the flap book! Utilize the flaps in the book as an opportunity for your child to interact with book. Let them lift the flaps on their own and allow them to make predictions about what they think will be under the flaps.


Little Chickies is also an accordion style book! Allow your child to play with this book and literally unfold the story and it goes along. This style of book allows the child to clearly see the sequence of the story. It also happens to be very long once unfolded. Maybe the book is even longer then your child! How many pages long is your child when compared to the book ? What other things, toys, can you measure with this book? There are so many possibilities when playing with this book!

Join the Conversation!

Share your experience with Little Chickies/Los Pollitos and be entered into a raffle to win next month’s C2C Book Club title! For example, you could:

  • Tell us about your child’s favorite part of the story.
  • Send a video of you sharing the book together.
  • Send a picture of your child measuring themselves with the book.

Share your photos and videos with us on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to tag Make Way for Books. For example:

@mwfbaz Look how many pages long I am! #storytime

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Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you loved about Little Chickies/Los Pollitos