Who is Pupi: the most beloved children's character


Pupi is a children's character edited in a collection of stories by The Steamboat (Editorial SM). He is characterized as an alien who, due to his great curiosity, reaches planet Earth, where he will have to learn everything like the rest of the children.

Pupi is a character created by María Menéndez-Ponte. The books are translated into languages ​​such as Catalan or Basque. His simple illustrations that are reminiscent of children's books from the 90s correspond to Javier Andrada Guerrero. We introduce you to Pupi, the most beloved children's character.

Who is Pupi?

It is a blue alien with curious little antennae that comes from the planet Azulón. He arrives on Earth in a spaceship encouraged by his curiosity and his desire to learn. He has a very friendly and fun character, he has good friends, including his inseparable pet Lila and his good friend Aloe. However, he also has a rather heavy enemy, the evil Pinchón.

On Earth, Pupi will learn different values ​​and rules to live with the rest of the people, he will also attend school and discover life, in short: the supermarket or the television, places and artifacts of common use in that new place. This experience gives him the opportunity to know and learn a new language, so he will know new words for him. For his part, Pupi will also be able to teach what life is like in the place he comes from, as well as introduce his parents, his sister Pompita and his friend Aloe.

What do you learn with Pupi?

It touches on many different topics that promote learning, creativity and imagination, as well as good values. (friendship, teamwork, sense of humor, empathy, or management of emotions) for children for whom reading is recommended, between 6 and 12 years of age. Likewise, these readings can be wonderfully combined with primary education, as a complement to the teaching program. Some important themes in Pupi's collection are: nature and the environment, family and friendship, inclusion, reading, history and animals.

Pupi is a very sweet and likeable character, from whom you can extract a lot. It is an excellent way to teach the little ones the value of emotions: learn to manage them and how valuable they can be to better understand ourselves, grow and mature and to relate to others. Pupi has a very special tummy, a button that changes color depending on its emotional state.. Normally it is orange, but pay attention to the transformation of tones. It will be then when the little ones have the opportunity to learn to manage frustration and other natural and daily emotions for children and adults. Come on, with Pupi the time for excitement has arrived!


Photo: Pupi. Font: Author's website.

Books that make up the Pupi collection

  • Pupi and the adventure of the cowboys.
  • Pupi and the ghosts.
  • Pupi and his ideas.
  • Pupi and the mystery of television.
  • Pupi goes to the hairdresser.
  • Pupi's treasure.
  • Pupi takes a very rough bath.
  • Pupi goes in search of silence.
  • Pupi and the dinosaur club.
  • Pupi and the airhead.
  • Puppies birthday.
  • Puppies to the rescue.
  • Pupi and the monster of shame.
  • Pupi wants to be a soccer player.
  • Pupi goes to the hospital.
  • Pupi on the beach.
  • Pupi's diary.
  • Pupi, Land in sight.
  • Pupiatlas of the world.
  • Pupi, Pompita and Coque's babysitter.
  • Pupi and Pompita in the Drach caves.
  • Pupi and Pompita in the circus.
  • Pupi arrives on Earth.
  • Pupi and the Halloween witches.
  • Pupi and the mystery of Nefertiti.
  • Pupi and the verderolos.
  • Pupi and the pirates.
  • Pupi and the secret of the emerald dragon.
  • Pupi, Pompita and the brave mermaid.
  • Pupi, Pompita and Pinchón's girlfriend.

Colorful balloons.

The creator of Pupi

María Menéndez-Ponte is the creator of this nice blue character. She has a long career as a storyteller, either novel, story or children's stories. He was born in La Coruña (Galicia, 1962), into an aristocratic family (his mother was the daughter of the Marquis of Feria) and was soon able to devote himself to writing; at the same time that he combined the commitment with his family. He married young and has had four children. Precisely, her children encouraged her to continue her writing.

Since she was little, Menéndez-Ponte always had an overflowing imagination., reason why the classes and the school interested him little or nothing. She is a great fan of reading national and international classic children's stories (such as Mary Poppins or Celia) she was sent by her parents to a boarding school in Madrid. After standing out in gymnastics, she returned to Galicia and her performance increased.

He studied Law and graduated in New York at the National Distance Education University (UNED). Later in Madrid he would graduate in Hispanic Philology, and also continued his training with different diplomas in Humanities and Law. She has also been deputy director of the communication department at SM editions and was recognized with Cervantes Chico Award for his literary work.

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