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Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar (Babar)

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Widely recognized as the father of the picture book, Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six Babar stories before his early death in 1937. Every word and picture of these classics are included in this unabridged gift collection. 200 color illustrations.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published September 26th 2000 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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John Yelverton
Oct 21, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt, one of my favorite children's books. I can't wait to read this to my son.
Babar books weren't easy to find when I wanted them for my small son so I ordered this compendium online and was delighted to revisit these stories (and there were a couple that were new to me). This collection includes:

"The Story of Babar"; "The Travels of Babar"; "Babar the King"; "Babar and Zephir"; "Babar and His Children"; and "Babar and Father Christmas".

My son loved these stories and didn't bat an eyelid when one character dies from eating a poisonous mushroom or when the baby's pram care
Feb 28, 2010 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I had only watched the TV cartoon show before, but never read the books, so I decided it was about time for me to do so. Considering Jean de Brunhoff was writing these in the 1930s, the stuff in here is very imaginative. These 6 original stories are considered the first modern picture books and are so fun to read, as well as the illustrations are funny too, esp those of "Babar and Zephir" when the monkey is fishing and accidently catches a mermaid who ends up helping him in the story. My favorit ...more
Uhm. Quando ero piccola le storie di Babar mi piacevano molto, ma guardandole con un occhio diverso non sono sicura di apprezzare il sottotono di civilizzazione del selvaggio che percorre le avventure di Babar.
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Bonjour, Babar!:The Six Unabridged Classics by the creator of Babar, Jean DeBrunhoff is a great compilation of her books about the big gray elephant who walks upright, talks, and interacts much like a human with his animal friends.

I loved reading about Babar it as a child. I checked these books out over and over again. i read them to my children and they loved them as well. I cannot wait to read them to my grandchildren!

I recommend this book for small children everywhere. These are very imaginat
Jan 15, 2012 Summer rated it it was amazing
This was my 1st introduction to Babar and I thoroughly enjoyed it. All 6 are great books for children. I enjoyed finding the little nuances that made this story evident it was French in origin. The illustrations were fun too. I would be really interested in getting an original French version of the collection.
My son and I read Travels of Babar, Babar and Father Christmas, and Babar and His Children, which are included here along with three others we have not yet read. The stories move from adventure to adventure (like the original Curious George stories), and we look forward to reading the remaining original stories.
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Jean de Brunhoff was a French writer and illustrator known for co-creating Babar, which first appeared in 1931. The stories were originally told to their second son, Mathieu, when he was sick, by his wife Cecile de Brunhoff. After its first appearance, six more titles followed. He was the fourth and last child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a successful publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Pro ...more
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  • Babar the King
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  • Babar and His Children
  • Babar and Father Christmas
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