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Babar's Yoga for Elephants (Babar)

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Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, the beloved elephant king Babar and all the residents of Celesteville were finding peace and tranquillity through yoga. And now elephants everywhere can join them! Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, Babar's Yoga for Elephants presents 15 positions and stretches as well as helpful br ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 2002)
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Paul
Jun 02, 2009 Paul rated it it was amazing
The only yoga guide I've ever seen with instructions on where to place your trunk during the asanas. Seriously, this is a good introduction to yoga.
Tanya
Sep 03, 2011 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, library-bag
Cute AND fun! Detailed and simple diagrams on stretching and yoga positions for young kids. My 4 1/2yr old loves to do yoga with me and this is another wonderful book at his level for diagram illustration. And of course, Babar makes you smile while you do it.
Dolly
Apr 20, 2016 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
If you like yoga and Babar the elephant, this book is for you!

There is no story, other than Babar and Celeste travelling the world doing yoga, but the instructions for each pose are comprehensive and the illustrations really help depict each stance.

Overall, it's a fun, fast read and will appeal to Babar enthusiasts of all ages (and probably some yogis, too.)
Mary
Sep 21, 2011 Mary rated it did not like it
Shelves: childrens
This is an instructional book for basic yoga. Whether you are a child or an adult, you need someone to read you the instructions step-by-step as you go through them. Even though the illustrations are Babar, this did not strike me as a topic in which children would be interested. And if they are, chances are they are enrolled in a class or have an easier-to-follow video.
Theresa
Dec 15, 2015 Theresa rated it really liked it
Small yogis who've already got the hang of basic pose can challenge themselves by following along (with the help of caregivers) as Babar demonstrates and gives detailed instructions on more advanced poses and sequences. Recommended for ages 5+.
Leslie
Dec 10, 2013 Leslie rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a gift from my boyfriend when I graduated from college. So cute I squealed like an idiot every time I turned a page. For the yoga (or Babar) lover in your life.
Kim
Oct 21, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
How could I not love this after reading all the Babar's when I was little? It was like visiting an old friend. One of the best Christmas gifts I ever received.
Mathew
Nov 10, 2009 Mathew rated it liked it
I was unaware of the elephant yoga trend sweeping the nation. Thank you, Babar, for being brave and talking about this important issue.
Connie
Jun 05, 2012 Connie rated it really liked it
Really cute - bought this for my niece and read it before mailing it to her. Cute yoga book for kids. :)
Jailynn
Sep 04, 2012 Jailynn rated it it was amazing
What could be better for learning yoga than an elephant at half dome or by the Golden gate bridge.
Tamara
Aug 02, 2013 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Fun way to look at Yoga! Even if you don't feel like you're an elephant.
Charlie Avocado
Feb 11, 2013 Charlie Avocado rated it it was amazing
Adorable, fun, well illustrated, as always, and has me eager to do more yoga!
Sandy
Dec 26, 2010 Sandy rated it it was amazing
I am always currently reading this book and attempting the yoga.
Triss
Sep 20, 2007 Triss rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves Babar
I love this book. The illustrations are so funny and also sweet.
Jo
Dec 03, 2007 Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: yoga
C'mon - it's Barbar, and yoga. 'nough said
Anna Rae
Feb 18, 2008 Anna Rae marked it as to-read
for the montessori summer camp, yo
Shelli
Aug 03, 2008 Shelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Wonderful intro. into yoga.
jen
Jul 13, 2008 jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lil-bookworm
:) i love yoga and babar
Jordana
Oct 19, 2008 Jordana rated it it was amazing
so incredibly cute
Deb Merskin
A delightful book!
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Laurent De Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar and his family alive for over 50 years. Babar was created by Laurent's mother as a bedtime story, and was first illustrated by Laurent's father, Jean de Brunhoff.

After his father's death, Laurent continued to created over 30 Babar stories.

Laurent de Brunhoff lives in Connecticut with his wife, writer Phyllis Rose.
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