Estaba la rana

De Pigeon Valdivia
Illustrated by Carles ballesteros

Variation of the popular song There was the frog under the water. With this book, children will be able to relate to a song that will make them sing, repeat and memorize, allowing them to develop a reading experience from their first months of life. It is an invitation to mothers, fathers, family members and educators to create an affective bond with the baby, through this book.

Cardboard book with rounded ends, so that it can be handled by children safely.

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Recommended for 0 to 2 years
Binding: Boardbook
Size: 12 14,5 cm x
Pages: 20
Vintage: 2013
ISBN: 978-956-9330-00-1


The frog likes to sing, but every time it wants to do it, a new animal appears to silence it. Why don't they leave it? It seems that night has come and it is time to sleep: Shhh! It is an adapted and illustrated version of the well-known song of oral tradition, to continue singing to children today.

Lo Barnechea Reading Center, 2018.

The material, illustrations, and size make this book perfect for preschoolers. I gave it to my daughter when she was 1 and now that she's 2 it's still her favorite book. Being a book with rhymes, we can give it a rhythm and develop phonological awareness (a skill that is necessary to later introduce literacy). In short, I am delighted with the publisher and authors.

Claudia Bórquez, Amanuta client.


Pigeon Valdivia She is an author, illustrator and editor of books, graduated in design from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and postgraduate in Illustration at the EINA School in Barcelona. His main passion are stories, illustrations, books and especially children. He has received many awards and recognitions, including the honorable mention at the Bologna Book Fair, 2014 for Little Red Riding Hood, and the 2018 Cuatrogatos Foundation award for his book. About Us.

Carles ballesteros He is a Catalan artist from the University of Barcelona and has a postgraduate degree in Illustration from the Eina School. He currently works as an illustrator for England, Spain and Chile. In 2012 he made the illustrations of Snow White in the house of the dwarves, story in verse by Gabriela Mistral, in 2013 she illustrated the books, I had 10 puppies and There was the frog for Editorial Amanuta.