The aim of this paper is to carry out an analysis of publications available on the market which revolve around the theme of proverbs aimed at children. These works will be examined in relation to their main characteristics, as well as their primary objectives and purposes. Contemporary trends of these publications indicate that these volumes may either contain collections of traditional texts, thus promoting their dissemination among younger readers, or texts which have been rewritten and adapted, often through parody, in order to challenge the legacy of tradition and conventional morality, through the use of humor and of other thought-provoking forms of textual deconstruction and reconfiguration. The use of illustrations in the vast majority of publications is another factor which will be taken into consideration, particularly the way in which they complement these brief and condensed texts, as well as their thematic diversity.