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  • Adriana Ramirez Cara de mosquita muerta

Cara de mosquita muerta

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Spanish easy reader for beginners. Fly hears the Spanish expression 'he has a face like a dead fly', and tries to find out what that would look like.

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The fly hears the expression tiene cara de mosquita muerta: 'he has a face like a dead fly'. She opens her eyes and thinks: “What is it like to have the face of a dead fly? Who has the face of a dead fly? Who is the dead fly? Am I the dead fly?” After practicing different faces, the fly finds a perfect dead fly face. But does the fly understand what it means to 'have the face of a dead fly'?

La mosca escucha la expresión 'tiene cara de mosquita muerta'. Ella abre sus ojos y piensa: “¿Qué es tener cara de mosquita muerta? ¿Quién tiene cara de mosquita muerta? ¿Quién es la mosquita muerta? ¿Soy yo la mosquita muerta?” Después de practicar diferentes caras, la mosca encuentra una cara perfecta de mosquita muerta. Pero ¿entiende la mosca lo que significa 'tener cara de mosquita muerta'?


  • 132 word families, 28 cognates
  • Total number of words: 4500
  • story: 41 pages
  • written in present tense
  • the story is told in the first person singular
  • Spanish with Latin American characteristics 

Information for Teachers

Con sólo 132 familias de palabras y 28 cognados, Cara de mosquita muerta es un libro fácil de leer en español, escrito para estudiantes de nivel 1. Por si las moscas is a collection of easy-to-read books in Spanish. Each story starts with a proverb or an expression with the word 'mosca' or leads us to discover the diversity of the millions of flies that surround us. Read all the titles in the collection!

Would you like to order a class set? We will give you a 10% discount on 25 or more copies of the same title. Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

*All books and novels are copyright protected, which means that copying this book for use in your classroom is not permitted.

Adriana Ramirez / fly / friendship / funny / grappig / vlieg
Author unknown
Year of publication 2021
Number of pages 61 (including glossary)
ISBN 9781777336844
Illustrated by Manuela Uribe
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