Lala the LizardTM
Bilingual Book Series

Lala the Lizard is different, she does not eat insects and her best friend is a spider. Join these two inseparable friends while they discover new adventures in the garden and they learn that our differences is what make us special!

Lala, a Different Kind of Lizard

• International Latino Book Awards winner
Most inspirational Children’s Picture Books (2020)

• 5-Star Reader's Favorite (2021)

• Reader's Favorite Awards Winner (2022)

If we were all the same and liked the same things, this world would be very boring!

Lala the Lizard feels insecure about revealing to her family that she does not eat insects and her best friend is a spider. After the two friends journey away from the Pond by The Rock, Lala, and Ari discover that our differences make us special and that it’s important to be surrounded by those who accept us the way we are.

Story messages: Diversity, tolerance, respect, identity, empathy, family, and friendship.

Lala and the Pond by The Rock

• International Latino Book Awards winner
Best Educational Children’s Picture Books (2022)

• 5-Star Reader's Favorite (2021)

In her second illustrated adventure, Lala meets Oscar, a fish who tells them that the Pond by The Rock is contaminated with trash and pollution.

Lala the Lizard, who knows that even the smallest creatures can make big changes, immediately knew what needed to be done.

They learn that we can overcome the greatest challenges when we join the strength of all creatures, regardless of their differences, and we come together to help the community.

Story messages: Diversity, Friendship, Nature, Environment, Empathy, Teamwork.


Lala. The Concert of Lights


At Lala's home, everyone is very busy preparing food and decorations to attend The Concert of the Lights, one of the most fun and anticipated events in the Pond by The Rock. The garden's inhabitants eagerly await the fireflies' arrival to illuminate dozens of lanterns for an unforgettable and magical night. A young firefly, Lucy, hides behind the branches, nervous and unsure of being able to fulfill such a responsibility.

What will Lala and Ari come up with this time to restore her new friend's self-confidence? In the third book of the series, we learn to be brave and always give our best; when we shine with our own light, we are unstoppable!

Story messages: Empathy, self-esteem, support, courage, empowerment, community, culture, family, and friendship. 

The Author

Susana is a writer, designer, and aspiring poet from the beautiful Cali, Colombia. She lives in Miami, Florida where she enjoys taking pictures of sunsets, her orchids, and her two cats.

The Illustrator

The talent behind Lala's colorful world is Natalia Jiménez Osorio, ​a young artist from Colombia.